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Jamie Moyer's season is over

Oct 1, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

Jamie Moyer tore three tendons on one play last night and he is now done for the season:

When Jamie Moyer limped off the mound and was assisted to the dugout by catcher Paul Bako during Tuesday night’s game against Houston, it was the last Phillies fans would see of him this season. The 46-year-old lefthander suffered two torn tendons in his groin area
and another near a lower abdominal muscle, the team said. The injuries
all occurred on the left side. He will undergo surgery within the next
two weeks, according to team physician Michael Ciccotti, before beginning a rehabilitation program that could have him ready for next season’s spring training.

I’d note the “could” there, because I can’t help but think that which is considered normal rehab for a ballplayer is not necessarily normal for a 46 year-old.  Still, Moyer has 13 million reasons to do whatever he can to at least look like he can pitch next year.

The kicker about this is that, despite his trouble as a starter this year, and despite his displeasure at getting kicked from the rotation for Pedro, Moyer was 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in five appearances out of the bullpen.  No, he probably didn’t stand to be a late game assassin during the playoffs, but with the way Philly’s pen has been stinkin’ it up, he certainly could have proved useful.

  1. smokehouse - Oct 1, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    This is sad for a truly great baseball “warrior.” Who wouldn’t want his presence on their team?

  2. Jamie - Oct 1, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Um.. anyone interested in winning baseball games and saving $13 million?

  3. Jamie Moyer's Grandson - Oct 1, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    That’s an ignorant statement. he’s won more games than all but maybe three pitchers in the NL over the last three years. And his contract is for about $8 million next year.
    You can argue that he’s a crappy pitcher, but the guy wins.

  4. ed - Oct 1, 2009 at 6:17 PM


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