August 29, 2011

Jamie Moyer to Rehab in Clearwater

In less than 15 months, Jamie Moyer is eligible to join AARP.

And, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki...he is also giving baseball one more shot.

He is going to be continuing his rehab from Tommy John surgery at the Phillies’ Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. The Phillies have not signed Moyer to a contract, so he remains a free agent, but he asked the Phillies if he could use their facilities.

“We’re providing him our space in Clearwater and our expertise,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

The 48-year-old Moyer went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 19 starts last season for Philadelphia.  For his career, he has compiled 267 wins...good for ninth all-time among left-handers.

This past December, he had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.

In case you were wondering...the only other instance of a pitcher north of 40 coming back after Tommy John surgery was John Franco.  Dude was 42 when he returned from the procedure. He pitched three more seasons, putting together a 2-11 record and a 4.63 ERA in 95 inning.

Oh, and in case you were wondering...the asking price on Moyer's house in Seattle that, last year, had been slashed to $7.8 million is still for sale.

And I've got 6.75 million reasons why you should own it! 

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