Jamie Moyer Out for Rest of the Season

Ryan SmithCorrespondent ISeptember 30, 2009

PHOENIX - JULY 28:  Pitcher Jamie Moyer #50 of the Philadelphia Phillies sits in the dugout during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 28, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After leaving last night's game against the Houston Astros with an injury, it has been revealed that Jamie Moyer will be out for the rest of the season.

The 46-year-old pitcher tore a groin after making a pitch last night. He will have surgery at some time next week.

He will be ready for spring training next season.

After losing his job in the starting rotation in August to Pedro Martinez, Moyer has been completely dominant out of the bullpen, used primarily as a long relief man.

During the 2009 season, Moyer had a 12-10 record with a 4.94 ERA.

Even if he hadn't been injured, he would have most likely been used out of the bullpen during the post-season.

Next season, Moyer will have some competition in the rotation. With Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, J.A. Happ, and Joe Blanton taking the first four spots, Moyer will have to battle Kyle Kendrick, Drew Carpenter, and possibly Pedro Martinez for the fifth spot in the rotation.

Also, top pitching prospect Kyle Drabek is expected to break into the rotation at some point next season