Rockies designate LHP Jamie Moyer for assignment

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club has designated left-handed pitcher Jamie Moyer for assignment. To replace Moyer on the active roster, the Rockies have recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Torres from Triple-A Colorado Springs.


Moyer, 49, made 10 starts for the Rockies this season, going 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA (53.2 ip, 34 er), 18 walks and 36 strikeouts. The left-hander has a career Major League record of 269-209 with a 4.25 ERA (4074.0 ip, 1926 er) in 696 career appearances, 638 starts, in parts of 25 seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1986-88), Texas (1989-90), St. Louis (1991), Baltimore (1993-95), Boston (1996), Seattle (1996-2006), Philadelphia (2006-2010) and Colorado (2012). Moyer became the oldest pitcher in Major League history to record a win at the age of 49-years, 151-days-old on April 17 vs. San Diego and followed that outing with a win on May 16 at age 49-years, 180-days-old. Moyer was signed by the Rockies as a minor league free agent on January 18, 2012 and was a part of the Rockies Opening Day roster.


Torres, 29, will be on his third stint with the Rockies this season, as he spent 11 days with Colorado from 5/4-15 and was the 26th man during Monday’s doubleheader, though he did not make an appearance. Torres allowed just one run on 2 hits and 2 walks with 3 strikeouts in his three appearances with Colorado earlier this month. He has spent the balance of the 2012 season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA (33.0 ip, 9 er), 13 walks and 32 strikeouts in seven starts for the Sky Sox. In 16 career Major League appearances, six starts, the California native has a 1-3 record with a 6.46 ERA (46.0 ip, 33 er). Torres was signed by Colorado as a Minor League free agent on January 11, 2012 and was a non-roster invitee to Major League Spring Training.


The Rockies have 39 players on their 40-man roster.