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Toronto Blue Jays Cut Jamie Moyer


The Blue Jays gave Jamie Moyer yet another chance at keeping his Major League career alive.  However,

according to Sportnet in Canada, after two Triple-A starts, the Jays cut the 49-year old pitcher.  Moyer has pitched in 25 Major League seasons, but his last start was on May 27th as a member of the Colorado Rockies.

In his two starts with Triple-A Las Vegas, Moyer was 1-1 with an 8.18 ERA.  He gave up 10 runs in just 11 innings of work.  It’s been said before, but this may be Moyer’s last stop.  So far this season, Moyer has made a total of five minor league starts.  He has a record of 2-2 with a 4.33 ERA.  On the Major League side of things, he posted a 5.70 ERA in 10 starts.

Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a Major League game earlier this season, but he has struggled.  While he’s never been dominant, this season was a drop-off from even his surprisingly high career ERA of 4.25.  Moyer was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1984 and has played for eight different teams.

He did not make the Major League roster for each of the last two teams to sign him.  The Orioles picked Moyer up after he was released by the Rockies.  Then, the Blue Jays signed Moyer to a two-start deal after Moyer requested and was granted release by the O’s.

Jamie Moyer has won 269 games in his career.  He’s only made one All-Star appearance.  His career has been more of an anomaly and a testament to determination than one of pure talent.  If this is his last shot, it was quite the run.