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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jamie Moyer Likely to Retire

Whether you like Jamie Moyer or not, you’d have to be insane to not respect him.  Anyone who trots their 47-year-old body out to a pitching mound to face major league hitters is a warrior in my book.  Of course Moyer’s 23-year MLB career has led to a pile of cash, but after a certain point it becomes pretty obvious it’s no longer about the money.

After suffering yet another elbow injury while pitching in the Dominican Winter League, it appears the fountain of youth may have finally run dry for the lefty.  The same injury caused Moyer to miss half of the 2010 season, so it’s doubtful any team would take a chance on signing him to a contract even if he chooses to keep on trucking.

Therefore, after only 628 career starts, Moyer will probably hang it up rather than rehabbing in hopes of being back for spring training.  Then again, we could have said that about eight years ago.



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