Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 1/17/12
Stop the presses, gang...the mystery of where/when Jamie Moyer might resurface is coming to a close.

According to the Denver Post, the Colorado Rockies are "closing in" on signing the 49-year-old lefty to a Minor League deal.

And, apparently, they are expecting for him to actually compete for a spot in the rotation and help mentor the team's younger pitchers.

Riddle me this...how exactly would the guy who has given up more home runs than anyone else in the history of the game, be able to help pitchers in the homer-friendly Coors Field?

I have no clue.  But, to dude's credit, he's only given up five dingers in Denver.

Moyer last played in the bigs in 2010, going 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 19 starts for Philadelphia.  For his career, he has compiled 267 wins...good for ninth all-time among left-handers.

Thirteen months ago, he had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.  And in case you were wondering...the only other instance of a pitcher north of 40 coming back after Tommy John surgery was John Franco.

The closer was 42 when he returned from the procedure and went on to pitch three more seasons, putting together a 2-11 record and a 4.63 ERA in 95 inning.

Oh, here's a Jamie Moyer fun fact for you that I stumbled upon the other day.  At the plate, the pitcher has two career sacrifice flies.  One in 1987...the other in 2009.

In that time, future Hall of Famer Craig Biggio played his entire 20-year career.



This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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