Jamie Moyer inks minor league deal
Schoenfield: Blue Jays desperate
The injury-plagued Blue Jays are desperate for starting pitching and had nothing to lose in signing Jamie Moyer, David Schoenfield writes. Blog
The Blue Jays say Moyer will make two starts for Triple-A Las Vegas, then Toronto will decide whether to bring him back to the majors. Manager John Farrell says there are no guarantees, but Moyer is worth at least a look. The Blue Jays have lost three starters to injuries this month.
The agreement is similar to the deal Moyer made with Baltimore earlier this month. Moyer made three starts for the Orioles in the minors and was offered a fourth, but declined and opted to become a free agent.
A crafty left-hander, Moyer started the season with the Colorado Rockies, where he became the oldest pitcher to win a game in the big leagues. He went 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 10 starts before being designated for assigment.
Moyer subsequently signed a minor league contract with Baltimore on June 6 before being released Saturday. He went 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA over 16 innings at Norfolk.
Moyer pitched in Baltimore from 1993 to '95, one of several stops during a big league career that began in 1986 and was interrupted in 2011 by elbow surgery. His lifetime record is 269-209.
information from The Associated Press was used in this report.