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Orioles grant release to 49-year-old Jamie Moyer

Jun 23, 2012, 4:10 PM EDT

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The Orioles were hoping that Jamie Moyer would make one more start in the minors before possibly joining the major league roster, but that won’t happen. The team just announced that Moyer asked for and was granted his release.

Moyer was released by the Rockies earlier this month after posting a miserable 5.70 ERA over 10 starts. The 49-year-old left-hander quickly latched on with the Orioles on a minor league deal and pitched well during his time with with Triple-A Norfolk, posting a 1.69 ERA and 16/0 K/BB ratio in 16 innings across three starts. However, the Orioles weren’t prepared to add him to the major league roster.

It’s not clear if Moyer has any leads with other teams, but if history is any indication, we shouldn’t count him out just yet.

  1. dondada10 - Jun 23, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Come on, Seattle. Sign him for old time’s sake.

    • ptfu - Jun 23, 2012 at 4:31 PM

      I see what you did there. Bravo for the sentiment as well as the pun.

  2. billymc75 - Jun 23, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    What a cry baby

  3. ncphilliesguy - Jun 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Cmon Phils, we need an extra starter this week!

  4. gmsingh - Jun 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I think Theo Epstein should pick him up for his fast track Cubbies rebuilding project.

  5. brownsapologist - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Jamie Moyer was old 15 years ago. I can’t believe his arm still works.

  6. bigmeechy74 - Jun 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    I really want this guy to go away. I understand that it is absolutely incredible he pitched that long and was successful at that age. But he kinda seems like a jerk and i am sick of hearing about him.

    • dan1111 - Jun 24, 2012 at 7:03 AM

      Speaking of seeming like a jerk…

    • skids003 - Jun 25, 2012 at 8:28 AM

      Yeah, somebody besides Chipper must be tipping off his pitches. Slow, slower, slowest.

  7. bleedgreen - Jun 24, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Its either gotta be the Phils or the Mariners, otherwise, why ask to be released from a team ready to bring you back to the bigs anyway?

  8. rico7207 - Jun 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Someone please sigh this loser. I was getting rich betting against him. He’s make a great Red Sox fit as it would give me better odds.

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