Moyer hoping to pitch beyond 2010

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moyer small.jpgJamie Moyer underwent three different surgeries this offseason and turned 47 in November, but he’s not yet thinking retirement.  He spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Andy Martino on Saturday:

“The way I look at it, why limit myself? If I would have limited myself
at 29, when I was released for the second or third time, I wouldn’t be
playing. That was what, 18 years ago? If I would have believed what they
said, you know, ‘take a coaching job, and if something comes up for you
with another job you can take it.’ If I would have followed that route,
I would have never known what these last 18 years would have brought
me.”

Moyer posted a respectable 4.94 ERA and 1.36 WHIP last season and clearly still has a deep love for the game.  The Phillies obviously view him as a contributor, whether in the starting rotation or out of the bullpen, because they signed him to a two-year, $16 million contract extension one month after his 45th birthday.

Kris Bryant hit in head with pitch, exits game vs. Rockies

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Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Sunday afternoon’s game against the Rockies after he was hit in the head by a German Marquez fastball in the top of the first inning. Manager Joe Maddon and a trainer came out to steady Bryant before helping him off the field.

Bryant passed concussion tests, but will continue to be evaluated, the Cubs announced. He has a small laceration above his eye from his sunglasses when he was hit.

Entering Sunday’s action, Bryant was hitting .319/.461/.536 with a pair of home runs and 11 RBI in 89 plate appearances.