Moyer Lost for Season


Thumbnail image for moyer 0513.jpgJamie Moyer
will have season-ending surgery in the next seven to 10 days to repair torn tendons in his left groin.

Phillies doctor Michael Ciccotti said a MRI today revealed two torn tendons in the groin, plus a torn lower abdominal muscle.

“Given the fact that much of what a pitcher generates velocity-wise is from their legs, and given the fact that has he injured two of those adductor tendons and also his lower abdominal muscle, it’s not the type of injury that you can really treat non-operatively to get back and pitch at the level he would want to be pitching at,” Ciccotti said. “It’s really best treated surgically.”

Ciccotti said the goal is to have Moyer ready to pitch by Spring Training. He said 90 to 95 percent of people who have this surgery return to pre-injury level. Of course, Moyer is 46, which could play a factor in his recovery, but Ciccotti sounded optimistic Moyer could recover successfully.

“Jamie has all the qualities you need to get back in terms of focus and dedication to a rehab program,” he said.

Moyer is 12-10 with a 4.94 ERA this season. He was 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA (four earned runs in 18 2/3 innings) in five relief appearances.

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Jamie may have not liked it but he treated the demotion like the professional he is and pitched great in relief. He may have been able to help in October.

And Jamie does have one more $6.5 million year on his contract. I guess he will try to finish it up.

How many years before Jamie is the Phillies pitching coach?

Bats are back.

Pedro to Kendrick to…..?

Man, I’m really sorry for Jamie. I’m 100% sure Charlie was going to put him on the playoff roster. There are a lot of so-called phans who will be happy not to see Jamie this post-season. I was looking forward to seeing him continually reinvent himself into a great bullpen pitcher. I have ALL the confidence in the world that Jamie will be 100% fit and ready to pitch next season, when he has fully-recovered from surgery. God bless Jamie for his heart and his passion for helping people.

Kyle Kendrick is pitching like a top-of-the-rotation starter.

Actually, as Jayson Stark has pointed out on Twitter, incentives in Moyer’s contract will set his 2010 salary at $8.0M

The Braves lose a heartbreaker to the Fish! Paulino picks off Diaz at third base in the 9th with the bases loaded, 2 outs and the tying run on third. UNFORGIVABLE!!!!!!!!!!! Diaz is lucky there aren’t that many Braves fans to avoid when he goes back to Atlanta.

Magic Number is ZEEEEERRRROOOOOOOO!!! Let’s keep rolling and claim home-field.

2009 NL East Division F***ing Champions!!
Only one team can repeat!

Way to go, Kyle Kendrick! You kept the faith and your hard work is paying off. If we don’t see you in the post season, hope to see you in the rotation next year.

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