According to a report by Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates were among the half-dozen teams who sent scouts to watch Jamie Moyer throw on Thursday. Moyer will turn 49 on November 18th.
The soft-tossing lefty underwent Tommy John surgery less than a calendar year ago, but is already throwing off a mound, which is amazing in itself.
The Souderton, PA native started 19 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010 recording a 9-9 record with a 4.84 ERA and a near-career best 1.101 WHIP.
According to the article, one scout said Moyer “has a chance to pitch in the big leagues as a fifth starter and win 10 or 12 games.” This of course translates to a no. 2 or 3 starter for the Pirates who has a chance to win about eight to ten games, which is always welcome.
Moyer is currently living on the west coast and may have a preference to stay there if he were to make a return to the MLB, so the Pirates might not actually be a serious suitor.