A reunion. Oh happy day:
Moylan pitched for the Braves from 2006 through 2012, but then he had Tommy John surgery. Then had it again. In between surgeries he pitched in 14 games for the Dodgers in 2013. It’s been a rough couple of years for the guy.
For his career he’s got a 2.80 ERA in 209 games with a K/BB ratio of 213/121 in 276 innings.
He also has been featured in some pretty sweet pictures over the years. Like this one from the Braves weird Christmas video a few years ago:
And this one he posted to Twitter himself:
He’s a fun guy. Hope he completes his rehab and can pitch in the bigs again.
According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca, the Astros have signed right-handed reliever Peter Moylan to a minor league contract. The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training.
Moylan became a free agent last month after he was designated for assignment by the Dodgers. The soon-to-be 35-year-old had a 6.46 ERA in 14 appearances at the major league level this past season and spent most of the year in Triple-A. We haven’t heard much from him since back and shoulder surgeries in 2011, but the Astros will hope for a bounceback out of their bullpen.
Here’s Moylan’s reaction to his latest opportunity:
As first reported by MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick, the Dodgers designated right-handed reliever Peter Moylan for assignment late Tuesday evening to open up a spot on their 40-man roster for newly-signed second baseman Alexander Guerrero.
Guerrero, a Cuban defector, officially agreed to a four-year, $28 million free agent contract on Monday afternoon. The 26-year-old will be in Dodgers camp next spring with an eye on claiming a starting job.
Moylan, 34, posted a disappointing 6.46 ERA (57 ERA+) in 15 1/3 innings this season for Los Angeles, but the native of Australia owns a 2.80 career ERA (148 career OPS+) and should be able to attract multiple minor league offers this winter if he turns down a spot at Triple-A Albuquerque and opts for free agency.