Jamie Moyer is ready to hang up his pitching gear just yet.
The (seemingly never-ending) Jamie Moyer farewell tour has officially gone international.
The 49-year-old lefty inked a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays Monday.
Moyer will report to Triple-A Las Vegas, where he is expected to join the starting rotation. He is not on a guaranteed deal and has not received any firm commitments from the club about a potential role in Toronto, but he does provide organizational depth.
The deal comes just days after the Orioles released Moyer from a minor-league deal at the Souderton, Pa.’s native’s request and about a month after the Rockies released Moyer after going 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 10 starts for Colorado.
Though the minor-league pact is no guarantee that the former Phillie will get to see major league action again -- just ask him about his recent stint with the Orioles Triple-A team -- it does give the lefty more hope that he could add to his impressive 25-season pitching resume of 269 wins, 2,441 strikeouts and 4,074 innings pitched.
The verdict is out over whether Father Time or Moyer have the upper hand on this one but with injuries to Jays’ starters including former Phillies farmhand Kyle Drabek and Brandon Morrow, there could be room for Moyer’s professionalism again in the majors -- the 1.69 ERA he posted in 16 innings with Baltimore’s Triple-A affiliate can’t hurt his chances.
If Moyer does get called up to the Jays he would only we a few months older than Toronto manager John Farrell and actually about a month older than pitching coach Bruce Walton.
If Moyer does get the call to Toronto, the Jays would be his ninth major league team.