Jamie Moyer Released By Baltimore Orioles
49-year-old pitcher Jamie Moyer is no longer a member of the Baltimore Orioles after the team parted ways with the left-hander on Saturday night following a mutually agreed upon split.
Starting the season with the Colorado Rockies the lefty had become the oldest pitcher to win a major league game. Designated for assignment by the Rockies on May 30 Moyer had went 2-5 with the team while racking up a 5.70 ERA..
Eventually Moyer signed a minor-league contract with Baltimore on June 6 with a stipulation that he would make three starts for Triple-A Norfolk before he could be promoted. After starting in three games the Orioles offered him another start with the Tides, an offer he turned down.
Baltimore already has two left-handers in the rotation in Brian Matusz and Wei-Yin Chen and Dana Eveland in the bullpen. Norfolk’s Zach Britton is also a left and right-hander Chris Tillman has been impressive during recent outings.
Playing for Norfolk Jamie Moyer was 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA during 16 innings of play. While his numbers were decent the Orioles didn’t have room for him in its rotation at this time.
After releasing Moyer Baltimore manager Buck Showalter revealed:
“We’re very appreciative of him giving us that opportunity to look. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pitch for somebody shortly. Personally, just out of respect for his career what he’s done, I hope it happens.”
Pitching since 1993 where he got his start with Baltimore, Moyer was sidelined in 2011 after undergoing elbow surgery.
During his time in Major League Baseball the lefty racked up a winning record of 269-209.