Jamie Moyer’s days as a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball appear to be over. The Colorado Rockies designated the 49-year-old for assignment on Wednesday after he was rocked in his last two starts.
Moyer went 0-2 and gave up 13 earned runs over 8.2 innings in his last two starts. He surrendered at least five runs in four of his last five starts, and the Rockies had only won games in 2 of his 10 starts on the season. He is 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA and hideous 1.73 WHIP.
It’s unlikely that another team picks Moyer up unless they’re extremely desperate, so the pitcher’s hopes of shattering every old-man record in MLB history might be over. At least he became the oldest pitcher to win a game. It’s still impressive that he was able to hold down three major league lineups at age 49, but dingers like this were becoming more of the norm during his starts, and the Rockies couldn’t let that continue.
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