Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 3/30/12

Philadelphia Phillies Jamie Moyer walks off the field after ending the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during Game 3 of the National League division series at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Saturday, October 4, 2008. (David Maialetti/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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Against all odds and after Tommy John surgery at age 47, Jamie Moyer has won a spot in the 2012 Colorado Rockies rotation. Moyer pitched well enough in Spring Training to make the team. If he can win a game he will be the oldest player in major league history to earn a win at age 49. Amazing that this guy just never quits. Kudos to him for preserving and not only coming back from surgery but earning a spot in a big league rotation. One would have thought a bullpen spot would have been a long shot but Moyer will start April 7th against the Houston Astros. Moyer last pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010 when he was 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA. Moyer’s first game was on June 16, 1986 when he beat Steve Carlton in his second to last start as a Phillie. Moyer was just 23. Follow MTR Baseball on Facebook and Twitter and tune in the The MTR Baseball Beat, Warning Track, and Passed Ball Show on MTRRadio.com.
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