Jamie Moyer's hopes of pitching a 25th season in the major leagues have been dealt a considerable blow. The veteran lefty, who turned 48 on Nov. 18, will undergo elbow surgery on Wednesday and could miss at least a year.
Moyer will undergo ulnar collateral replacement surgery, commonly known as Tommy John surgery, a spokesman who works for the pitcher said yesterday.
A typical recovery from the procedure lasts between 12 and 18 months, meaning Moyer appears to have little shot at pitching next season. But he apparently wants to pitch again: John Maroon, whose public relations agency works with Moyer, said the pitcher is not considering retirement. And Moyer and his wife posted a note on their charitable foundation's Facebook page expressing hope for a comeback.