Quick Hits: Moyer, Oswalt, Phillies, Draft

Here's today's look around baseball..

  • Jamie Moyer won't rule out a return to pitching, writes Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, but he noted that "it's not a dog and pony show" if he does pitch again.  Moyer turned 50 last November and would be the first Major Leaguer to pitch at that age.  Moyer tossed 53 2/3 innings for the Rockies last year.  
  • When asked if he would like to return to the Phillies, Roy Oswalt (on Twitter) said that he would love to come back to Philadelphia, as he enjoyed his time there.  The hurler added that he hasn't felt this good since 2010 (link).  Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, confirmed that the tweets were made by Oswalt and that his client wants to come back and pitch this year, writes Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Garber "has not been in contact with any teams and does not plan to sell his client until his arm is ready," writes Gelb.
  • Five years later, Jim Callis of Baseball America did a re-do of the 2008 draft.  Callis' new draft has Buster Posey going first overall to the Rays, Brett Lawrie second to the Pirates, Eric Hosmer third to the Royals, and Alex Avila fourth to the Orioles.
  • Teams have received their preliminary bonus pools for the 2013-14 international signing period, which begins on July 2, writes Ben Badler of Baseball America.  The Astros have the most to work with at $4.943MM, while the Nationals are last with $1.846MM.  The pools are based on the reverse order of the 2012 Major League winning percentage.

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