Toronto cuts Jamie Moyer after two starts at Class AAA Las Vegas | Baseball notebook
Left-hander Jamie Moyer has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays. The 49-year-old Moyer, the former Mariner, agreed to a minor-league...
TORONTO — Left-hander Jamie Moyer has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 49-year-old Moyer, the former Mariner, agreed to a minor-league deal last month. The Blue Jays said at the time that Moyer would make two starts for Class AAA Las Vegas, then Toronto would decide whether to bring him back to the majors.
Moyer gave up seven runs over six innings in his second start on Tuesday. He allowed three runs in five innings against Tacoma on June 28.
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