48-Year Old Jamie Moyer Planning MLB Comeback
Jamie Moyer's Major League Baseball career has spanned 24 seasons, 267 wins, seven teams, more than 17,000 batters faced ... and it may not be over yet. According to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports, the 48-year old Moyer has been throwing for scouts and "getting rave reviews".
“Same as he’s been for the past 15 years — as incredible as that may sound,” one scout told Morosi and Rosenthal. “He has a chance to pitch in the big leagues as a fifth starter and win 10 or 12 games. He’s throwing 81 to 83 miles an hour, but he still knows how to make you look like an idiot."
Moyer last started in 2010 at a spry 47 years of age, earning a 4.84 ERA and notching 9 wins in 19 starts, and then had Tommy John surgery. Now he's healthy and throwing off the mound again with an eye toward earning a spot on someone's roster.
And, according to Morosi and Rosenthal, teams are paying attention. The two write that their sources tell them that the Mariners, Rangers, Royals, Rockies, Orioles, and Pirates have all scouted Moyer's latest comeback. Moyer made his first Major League start June 16, 1986, the day before Len Bias was selected in the NBA Draft.