Colorado Rockies Designate Struggling Jamie Moyer for Assignment

Josh MartinNBA Lead WriterMay 30, 2012

The Rocky Mountain portion of Jamie Moyer's MLB journey is officially over.

According to Tracy Ringolsby of Root Sports Rockies, the Colorado Rockies have designated Moyer for assignment:

Rockies designate Jamie Moyer for assignment.

— Tracy Ringolsby (@ROOTSPORTS_TR) May 30, 2012

The 49-year-old left-hander posted a 2-5 record and a 5.70 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 18 walks in 53.2 innings across 10 starts for the Rockies, who are currently mired in fourth place in the National League West with a record of 19-29.

Moyer became the oldest player in MLB history to earn a win when he went six innings without allowing an earned run in a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on April 17. On May 16, he became the oldest person in baseball history to pick up an RBI when he drove in two runs in a 6-1 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Five days later, on May 21, Moyer became the first pitcher since 1900 to appear in 50 different Major League ballparks when he took the mound against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Moyer has pitched in 29 of the 30 active big-league stadiums, with the Minnesota Twins' Target Field standing as the lone exception.

To date, Moyer's resume includes one All-Star appearance (2003), one World Series championship (with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008), a record of 269-209, a career ERA of 4.25 and 2,441 strikeouts across stints with eight different major-league clubs.