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Jamie Moyer clears waivers, released by Rockies

Jun 4, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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As expected, Jamie Moyer cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Rockies released the 49-year-old left-hander.

Moyer got off to a nice start for Colorado after missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery, but struggled overall with a 5.70 ERA, .328 opponents’ batting average, and 11 homers allowed in 54 innings.

This is probably the end of the line for Moyer, although if he’s still interested in pitching it wouldn’t be shocking to see a team offer up a minor-league contract just to have him around as depth. If he’s indeed finished, Moyer ends his remarkable 25-season career with 269 wins and a 4.25 ERA in 4,074 innings, 2,608 of which came after age 35.

  1. diehardcubbiefan4life - Jun 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    How many times have we said: “This is probably the end of the line for Jaime Moyer.” Here’s to hoping he latches on with someone, maybe the Padres, they just released Suppan right?

  2. mclovinhockey - Jun 4, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    I miss him in Philly. Would love to have him back in the pen. Ax

  3. dbeehner - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    I would like to see him come back to the Mariners — if for no other reason than so he can retire as a Mariner. Jamie and his wife, Karen, are about as classy as they come.

  4. kcfanatic - Jun 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    He’s better than 3 of KC’s starting 5.

  5. natstowngreg - Jun 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    He’s left-handed. Someone will give him a chance.

    At least, he needs to hang on long enough to pitch next season at age 50 (he turns 50 this November).

  6. Jeremiah Graves - Jun 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    He’s no worse than anything else the Twins have run out there for most of the season and the Twinkies have the big ballpark. They also play in the AL, so that could be a big no-go right there. The Padres are always looking for guys who can still toss the ball a little, right?!

  7. dawglb - Jun 4, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    3 words: Hall Of Fame

    • zzalapski - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      3 more words: In what reality?

  8. rico7207 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Someone please get him back as I love betting against him. He’s made me a lot of money, losing!

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