Moyer to Have Surgery

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Jamie Moyer wants one more shot.

He announced on The Moyer Foundation’s Facebook page yesterday he plans to have surgery on his left elbow, which he injured in July with the Phillies and injured again this month pitching in Winter Ball. It is believed he is having Tommy John surgery tomorrow, which would give him the opportunity to try pitching again in 2012.

“We are cautiously optimistic superman will make a comeback!” he and his wife wrote on the page.

Moyer turned 48 on Nov. 18, so he would be heading into 2012 Spring Training at 49.

It would be an interesting story to watch.

Moyer, who is a free agent, went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 19 starts this season before he injured his elbow during a July 20 start in St. Louis. Moyer rehabbed the elbow with his eye on competing for a job somewhere this upcoming spring. But his plans derailed when he injured his elbow again during his first Winter Ball start.

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4 Comments

Spring training, 2012?
Seriously, his wife must not want him around.

It says a lot about the sorry state of Major League pitching that a team would invite a 49-year old fresh off Tommy John surgery to spring training. Assuming of course, that somebody does invite him.

muleman, Jamie is really banking on 2013 being the year he returns to form because everyone knows a pitcher is stronger the second year after Tommy John surgery. He’s counting on his fastball getting back to 82 mph. lol

Why do I suspect Jamie will be back somewhere? He seems to thrive when everyone thinks he’s done.

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