Jamie Moyer requested and has been granted his release from the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Saturday. His brief stay with the organization consisted of three starts for Triple-A Norfolk, where he posted a 1.69 ERA (0.68 WHIP) with 16 strikeouts in 16 innings.
Despite the fine numbers, Moyer simply wasn't needed at the big-league level. The team asked the 49-year-old veteran to make at least one more start for Norfolk, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed on Friday, but he apparently declined. Once again a free agent, it's likely that Moyer will continue to seek another big-league job.
Moyer opened the season with the Colorado Rockies, posting a 5.70 ERA (1.73 WHIP) in 10 starts before being released earlier this month. He signed with the Orioles on June 6 with the understanding that he'd make three minor-league starts before being re-evaluated.
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