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Jamie Moyer knocked around by Diamondbacks’ Triple-A team

Mar 19, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

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We usually don’t take spring training results all that seriously, but for 49-year-old Jamie Moyer, every outing matters. And today’s was a discouraging one.

Moyer was knocked around for four runs on six hits over 1 1/3 innings this afternoon against the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A squad, according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. He threw 41 pitches in all while allowing two homers and striking out two.

Moyer, who signed a minor league deal with the Rockies over the winter, is attempting a comeback this spring after missing the entire 2011 season following Tommy John surgery. The veteran southpaw has allowed just one run over five innings during Cactus League action, but he was scratched from a scheduled minor league appearance on Friday due to left leg soreness.

Assuming Moyer didn’t have more issues with the leg this afternoon, he will continue his audition for a rotation spot Thursday against the Giants.

  1. paul621 - Mar 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    If he doesn’t make the team, I hope they “encourage” him retire instead of just cutting him.

    • Old Gator - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      I hope he makes it with the Rocky Mountain Oysters. He won’t deteriorate quite as rapidly in the thin air – unless he contracts some spore-forming anaerobe.

  2. bcjim - Mar 19, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Sounds like elder abuse…lmao.

  3. aceshigh11 - Mar 20, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Darn. I’m really rooting for the guy.

    Even getting to pitch in a few MLB games this season would be quite an achievement for him. Talk about epic willpower.

  4. luismoralesswag - Mar 20, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    This man needs to hang it up, u are way passed your prime, give it up, it’s time for the young studs to come n play with the big boys!!!

    • kellyb9 - Mar 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      If this is the guy keeping the young guys out of the major leagues… maybe the young guys need to retire. Just another way of looking at it.

  5. 700levelvet - Mar 20, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    The man has 8 kids……..He needs to work………Or maybe his wife wants him out of the house and on road trips for half the summer…..Or he would have about 25………LOL

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