Former Mariners' pitcher and Seattle legend (and all around good guy) Jamie Moyer has been signed by the Toronto Blue Jays and will start out for their AAA affiliate in Las Vegas. Moyer recently had signed on with the Baltimore Orioles after being released by the Colorado Rockies, but when they failed to promote him to the majors after three games, he asked for and was granted his release. With the Rockies earlier this season, Moyer pitched for a win, and at age 49 become the oldest major league pitcher to accomplish that feat (which is seriously amazing, especially considering how often and late into life pitchers used to play in the early days of baseball).
Regardless, it's good to see Jamie catch on with another team, and we wish him luck. Shannon Drayer has reportedthat there's a chance that Moyer will take the mound in Tacoma this Thursday against the Mariners' AAA-affiliate Rainiers, set to go up against M's phenom Danny Hultzen, who was born in 1989, three years after Moyer had broken into the Major Leagues.
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