Moyer to join ESPN

Ex-Phillie Jamie Moyer, 48, is sitting out the 2011 season due to the Tommy John surgery he had back in December, but Moyer will stay active within the game of baseball after ESPN announced Wednesday that the lefty would join their “Baseball Tonight” crew.

Moyer will first appear on ESPN Thursday for MLB Opening Day.

Moyer released a statement, “I’m excited about the opportunity to work at ESPN. It’s a new challenge and I look forward to this forum as a chance to elaborate on the art of pitching as I rehab from injury this season. I hope to get back on the diamond in the future.”

Moyer is planning on returning to play in 2012.

He spent the last four and a half seasons with his hometown Phillies. During his time in Philly Moyer compiled a 56-40 record with a 4.55 ERA in 123 games.

Moyer has a real down-to-earth personality and was a blue collar player on the field. He won over the hearts of Phillies fans in his short time here in Philadelphia.


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