Moyer, Dobbs choose free agency

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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and infielder Greg Dobbs have elected to become free agents, the team announced on Thursday.

Moyer suffered a season-ending elbow injury on July 20 in St. Louis and wound up the 2010 season with a 9-9 record and 4.84 earned run average in 19 starts.

The 47-year-old southpaw was acquired by Philadelphia from Seattle in 2006 and spent the last four-plus seasons with his hometown team.

He has a career record of 267-204 with a 4.24 ERA in 24 major league seasons with the Cubs, Rangers, Cardinals, Orioles, Red Sox, Mariners and Phillies. His 267 victories rank 36th on the all-time list.

Dobbs struggled offensively throughout the 2010 season and ended up hitting just .196 with five home runs and 15 runs batted in. The 32-year-old left-hand swinger spent two stints in the minor leagues and was left off the Phillies NLCS roster in the postseason.

The club also announced that reserve catcher Paul Hoover was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Hoover had five hits in 22 at-bats for the Phillies this season and drove in two runs.


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