Jul 302010

July 30 Philadelphia Daily News

“Jamie Moyer admits his 2010 season is pretty much over. But if you think he is calling it a career, you haven’t paid attention to his first 24 seasons in the big leagues.

A visit to renowned surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles on Wednesday confirmed what the veteran lefthander said he was told by Phillies doctor Michael Ciccotti: He doesn’t need surgery, and while any rehab program likely will sideline him for the rest of this season, he has a chance of working his ailing elbow into shape by the start of spring training.

Is he determined to pitch in 2011?

“I really am,” said Moyer, who suffered a sprain of his UCL and a strain of his flexor pronator tendon last week in St. Louis.”

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