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Rangers Showing Interest in 49-Year-Old Soft-Tossing Lefty



    Jamie Moyer is one of the biggest freaks of nature in sports, and pretty quietly so.

    Moyer, who will turn 49 next week, is looking to make a return to the big leagues after missing last season because of major elbow surgery.

    By all conventional wisdom, he should be finished with his big-league career after 25 seasons as a pitcher in the Show.

    But that might not be the case. Moyer is looking to make a comback in 2012 and has been having side sessions in Florida to showcase what he can do for big-league teams.

    So far, the Rangers are one of a handful of clubs that have taken notice.

    Moyer would be a great addition to the Rangers' pitching staff, no matter what role he plays. As a 45-year-old, he went 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA for the Philadelphia Phillies, where he's spent the last five seasons of his career. In his last season (2010), he went 9-9.

    He knows how to pitch and would be a great mentor for the younger pitchers on the Rangers staff, something he has continually expressed interest in being and "giving back to the game" that has given so much to him.

    Will Moyer come in and be an impact starter for the Rangers in 2012? Probably not, but with a guy like that, you can't put anything past him. Just to have him around and there should someone get hurt or if you need some spot starts would be a huge addition at what would likely be a cheap price.