Rockies Release Jamie Moyer

The Rockies released left-hander Jamie Moyer, according to the transactions page at They had designated the 49-year-old for assignment last week. He has said he intends to continue pitching and MLBTR readers believe he'll find another opportunity.

Moyer, who turns 50 this fall, started ten games for the Rockies after signing a minor league deal with the team in January. He posted a 5.70 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 53 2/3 innings in his return from Tommy John surgery.

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  1. TophersReds 3 years ago

    This guy just doesn’t have any quit in him. 

  2. Ben_Cherington 3 years ago

    Good luck in whatever you do!  Its been fun watching hit 74 on the gun. 

    Learn the knuckball and you will be around for another 30 yrs

    • anthony88 3 years ago

      his curveball is already pretty much a knuckleball with that velocity 

  3. Tony Matias 3 years ago

    You had a good run Jamie and unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. Now on to your coaching career??

  4. SublimeOne 3 years ago

    Maybe the Mets when Chris Young’s shoulder blows up again. 

  5. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t catch on somewhere. I know Boston’s looking for a starter but he’d probably get rocked in Fenway. 

    • ColonelBoston 3 years ago

      Boston is NOT looking for a starter. They’re already confused as to what to do with Cook, Bard & Matsuzaka … 3 starters, 1 spot…

      • They also have a bullpen full of former starters in Padilla, Rich Hill, and Andrew Miller but the rumor mill keeps saying they plan on trading Youk for a starter and so forth. I think they ARE looking for a starter but they also have a lot of in-house options if they cannot find the right guy.

      • asovermann 3 years ago

        Best bet is cut Cook, Bard to bullpen where he belongs and throw DiceK in the roto I think.

  6. Smrtbusnisman04 3 years ago

    So many starting pitchers were available last year, and the Rockies signed Moyer to be their 2nd Starter? I’m really disappointed in Dan O’Dowd..

  7. ColonelBoston 3 years ago

    They released him just in time to see his grandchildren graduate High School at least..

  8. Who would you take: Jamie Moyer or Jeff Francis?

  9. Gumby65 3 years ago

    JM needs a big ballpark. SD fits the bill; Philly notsomuch.

  10. SpfldCynic 3 years ago

    I still think he could land in KC. I’d take him over Sanchez any day of the week

  11. tapehead4 3 years ago

    Colorado’s average age just dropped from 41 to 33.

    In all seriousness, best of luck Mr. Moyer.

  12. $1742854 3 years ago

    This is old news. BWAHAHAHAHA!

    • Brandon Cline 3 years ago

      Someone doesn’t understand the different between DFA and being outright released.

  13. cookmeister 3 years ago

    I hope he finds a place to play.  Coors field wasn’t the best for his skill set.  SoCal teams would be the best fit for him.  Pretty big ballparks, could be used as a starter or reliever, plus his son plays college ball nearby.  overall, i hope it is not the end,

  14. darkkwolf 3 years ago

    I hope Moyer finds a home and keeps pitching.  I love watching a damned-near 50-year old show these young cats a thing or two about fighting and not quitting.  Something to be said for that.  We all know he’s just an average pitcher at this point, but the Rockies sure as hell didn’t sign him because they felt sorry for him. There are guys 20 years younger than him who are completely out of baseball because they just plain gave up.  

  15. JamesOrLurch 3 years ago

    If only Dave Duncan was still with the Cardinals.

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