Moyer Had Tommy John Surgery Today


Thumbnail image for moyer 0818.jpgJamie Moyer
had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery today in New York.

Orthopedist David Altchek performed the surgery.

Moyer, who turned 48 this month, went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 19 starts this season before injuring his elbow during a July 20 start in St. Louis. Moyer, who is a free agent, rehabbed the elbow with his eye on competing for a job somewhere in Spring Training. But those plans derailed this month when he injured his elbow again during his third Winter Ball start.

Moyer’s public relations firm said Moyer is “keeping the door open for a return to the mound.”

“Thanks to the advances in surgery many pitchers have made successful returns to the mound after undergoing surgery similar to mine,” Moyer said in a statement. “I look forward to the challenge of making a comeback for the 2012 season. I love this game and I still believe I can be a successful pitcher in the big leagues. Prior to the injury I was feeling great and throwing well. I want to thank everyone for the kind words and good wishes.”

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Looking for a holiday gift(s)? The 4th annual Philadelphia Sports Book Signing Extravaganza is Friday from 7-10pm at Barnes & Noble, The Court @ Oxford Valley Mall, 210 Commerce Blvd., Fairless Hills, Pa. Ray Didinger, Anthony Gargano, Glen Macnow, Jayson Stark, Randy Miller, Greg Cosell, Reuben Frank, Mark Eckel and myself will be on hand to sign copies of our books and talk sports.

I’m also signing books from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park. So if you can’t get to Barnes & Noble on Friday night, try the ballpark on Saturday. Thanks!

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