The 49-year-old left-hander, who missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, insisted he would rehab with an eye towards a return for a 25th season in 2012. And guess what? He's one step closer to making his comeback a reality after joining the Colorado Rockies on a minor-league contract pending the completion of a physical.
I'd hope you'd know better than that by now.
As Big League Stew's own Ian Casselberry wrote one day before Moyer became the oldest Tommy John patient on record:
A rational human being almost certainly would've decided it's time to stop throwing a baseball after straining a ligament and tendon in his left elbow last July.
Without a doubt, any mortal man would surely have chosen to move on to another phase of his life after going on to blow out that same elbow while pitching winter ball in the Dominican Republic.
But Jamie Moyer is no mortal man, no normal pitcher. His left elbow can be rebuilt.
And so the surgery took place on Dec. 1, 2010, and apparently the elbow is feeling as close to 100 percent as an elbow can possibly be feeling after nearly 40 years of wear and tear ranging from little league all the way to the big leagues.Read More »from Jamie Moyer’s comeback takes him to Colorado