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Despite latest elbow injury, Jamie Moyer isn’t ready to hang ’em up

Nov 13, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

Jamie Moyer throwing

When Jamie Moyer was shut down from the Dominican Winter League last week due to an elbow injury — his second such injury since July — the natural assumption was that his career was over. We should probably all know better than that by now.

Moyer hadn’t heard the results of the MRI on his left elbow as of Thursday night, but told Larry LaRue of the Tacoma News Tribune that they are basically irrelevant. He plans to pitch again.

“My plans are to get healthy and continue pitching,” Moyer said, who added that Tommy John surgery “wouldn’t change my plans.”

Moyer, who turns 48 next week, went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 19 starts this past season with the Phillies. He is a free agent this winter.

Tommy John surgery would mean a long road back for someone pushing 50 years old, but the latter part of Moyer’s career has already flown in the face of conventional wisdom. Who are we to doubt him now?

  1. henryd3rd - Nov 14, 2010 at 8:27 AM

    Some GM looking for a southpaw will give Moyer a minor league contract with no guarantees and in July you’ll see this modern day Methuselah come forth and make some major leaguers look silly for an inning or two

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Rock on, Jamie! You have to love that dedication to his profession.

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