Although he was recently released from the Baltimore Orioles’ Triple-A team, Jamie Moyer has signed with the Toronto Blue Jays on a minor-league deal, the 10th such franchise Moyer will be a part of in his baseball career.
Moyer, 49, is trying to become the first pitcher to win a game at the age of 50, although he would need to do that next year, as he celebrates his birthday on November 18. Moyer was 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 10 starts for the Colorado Rockies this year before he was eventually released. Moyer signed with the Orioles’ Triple-A team and performed very well in three starts, going 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA before he asked for his release – and was granted it – from the Orioles.
He could get the call up for the Jays, as Drew Hutchison is out for the year and Henderson Alvarez recently suffered an elbow injury. Moyer will be starting for the Las Vegas 51s and will be starting on Thursday night, likely against Seattle Mariners top left-hander Danny Hultzen.
Moyer is 269-209 in his major league career, which began in 1986 and has spanned four decades. Moyer has thrown over 4,000 innings, striking out nearly 2,500 batters. He has won 20 games twice, earned Cy Young votes in three different seasons, and been named an All-Star once. He helped the Philadelphia Phillies win a World Series championship after the 2008 season when he won 16 games and pitched well in Game 3 of the Fall Classic.