The Orioles have agreed to sign Jamie Moyer, who pitched for the Orioles from 1993-95, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports (on Twitter). The 49-year-old left-hander will start for Baltimore's Triple-A affiliate on Saturday.
The Rockies released Moyer two days ago after designating him for assignment last week. 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.
This is insanely awesome.
I wish Moyer the best of luck!
I picked an awesome time to go to my first Buffalo Bisons game!
Well does it make Baltimore younger-no. Does it make them better-no. Wonder why they are doing this.
Does it give them more depth and experience? yes.
Jamie Moyer is a good guy. I love his passion for the game and he just wants to play because he loves it. But at what point do you just call it a career? His two wins in Colorado were quality starts so he still has SOMETHING to offer I guess. I wish him well, seriously.
The last two places I’d want to put a 49 year old pitcher are Coors Field and the Al East, but no one in Baltimore is going to be upset about this signing. Moyer is pure class.
I agree about Coors Field, but as far as the AL East, look Jamie Moyer’s last game in Yankee Stadium for the Phils and his previous outting against the Yanks in spring training. The Yanks are patient, but they tend to take pitches that Moyer ends up getting the call on. The guy does no how to work his umps.
I thought Moyer didn’t get along well with Dan Duquette.
Also, I can’t wait to see a Moyer-Pettitte pitching duel. It would be like 2001 all over again.
great veteran leadership for the baby bird o’s
Waiting for the Jimmy Key shoe to drop now…
good role model for the younger pitchers.
Welcome Back Jamie Moyer! I hope you make it to age 60 in the Major Leagues. The Rox family wishes you good luck.
Moyer is a class act and a case of doing it the right way. He has pitched with some of the greatest of all time like Randy Johnson , Greg Maddux and Mike Mussina. He is right up there with them as far as wins.
Moyer showed a lot of class when he accused Chipper Jones of giving location to a hitter earlier this year. But that could have been dementia or paranoia setting in.
Moyer will tie Mussina with his next win, but he needs 34 to tie Randy Johnson and 86 to tie Greg Maddux. Not sure he belongs in the same discussion as those guys.
Oil Can Boyd better get in on this.
Question! Has a player ever gone back to a previous team after 17+ year return?
They should have had him start tonight’s game in Boston.
I remember the last time he pitched at fenway…. I wish I didn’t.
How can you not like Moyer?
He might not be a full time rotation guy for the O’s, but he would make a great set-up man and a spot starter.
I could definitely see him as a long reliever. That’s the one thing the O’s bullpen really lacks at the moment. A veteran like Moyer will also be a good presence in the locker room.
How can you not like Moyer? Well wait till he walks his first guy and thows to first base 7 times before making his next pitch. The you realize it’s been 2.5 hours and your still in the third inning down 5-0.
Cool…..he can show his new teammates where he was standing when Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the anthem…..
Jamie Moyer played for the O’s when I first started watching baseball. I was 8 at the time. I’m 27 now…
And he was already playing in the majors before then. It’s amazing how long this guy’s been around.
This is perfect now he can serve as a lefty specialist out the BP.
Three years after Moyer started in the Majors, the man who would knock him back to AAA and take away his starting job 22 years later by breaking a scoreboard in left field was born. I was there to watch that game and it was awesome.
Actually the Reds took away his starting job after slamming 4 home runs off him and leaving him with 7 runs in 5 innings. That is what took his job away. Being there was amazing, although Latos got slammed with 5 homers too.
I love the Louis CK bit about being with a younger woman who becomes visibly turned on by his age. “I’m older than anyone in Major League Baseball. Well, except for Jamie Moyer.”
I thought the sf giants already signed him disguised as barry zito.