(NEW YORK) — Jamie Moyer has taken the term “veteran pitcher” to a whole new level. The now-49-year-old Moyer has agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies, according to John Paul Morosi of Fox Sports.
Moyer’s deal includes an invitation to spring training, and he will have a chance to join the Rockies’ five-man starting rotation. Along with his age, Moyer is coming off Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, which kept him out all of this past season. In 2010, as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, Moyer went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 19 starts, including two complete games and one shutout.
Moyer would be entering his 25th season in Major League Baseball. He made his debut during the 1986 season as a member of the Chicago Cubs. Overall, Moyer has a career record of 267-204 with a 4.24 ERA.
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