Rockies release Moyer, place Nicasio on DL

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer leaves the game against the San Diego Padres in their...

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer leaves the game against the San Diego Padres in their Major League Baseball game in Denver April 17, 2012. Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a major league game at 49 years, 150 days, in his team's win over the Padres. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

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The Colorado Rockies placed starting pitcher Juan Nicasio on the 15-day disabled list and officially released veteran pitcher Jamie Moyer on Sunday.

Colorado had designated the 49-year-old Moyer for assignment on Wednesday.

Moyer was 2-5 with a 5.70 earned run average in 10 appearances for the Rockies this season, dropping three of his last four starts and giving up 13 earned runs and 16 hits over 8 2/3 innings in his last two outings.

Prior to this season, Moyer last pitched in 2010 for the Philadelphia Phillies, posting a 9-9 record with a 4.84 ERA, 63 strikeouts and 20 walks in 19 starts. He had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow following the 2010 season and missed all of 2011.

He broke into the majors in 1986 with the Chicago Cubs — making his first- ever start against the Phillies and Steve Carlton — and won a World Series title with Philly in 2008.

Moyer made his only All-Star team with Seattle in 2003 and was a part of the record-setting 2001 Mariners team that won 116 games.

In his career, Moyer has 269 wins and a 4.25 ERA to go along with 2,441 strikeouts and 1,155 walks.

Nicasio lands on the DL with a left knee strain. He is 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA in 11 starts this season.

Colorado also recalled pitcher Guillermo Moscoso from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He is 0-1 with an 11.57 ERA in two starts for the Rockies this year.


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