Two former Seattle Mariners who found key roles in Philadelphia – Jamie Moyer and Greg Dobbs – have elected to become free agents.
Moyer was traded to the Phillies in 2006, when the Mariners were certain he was all but done, and since then he’s won 52 games and now has 267 in his career. After going 9-9 with a 4.84 earned run average last season and having his year shortened by injury, the 47-year-old lefty is pitching winter ball to prove he’s healthy. Yes, he’ll be looking for a job this spring.
Bet he lands one.
As for Dobbs, the 32-year-old left-handed hitter never found a role in Seattle but played in 455 games with the Phillies, who claimed him from Seattle off waivers. Never a star, Dobbs was a utility player who batted .261 in a variety of roles for the Phillies – but hit .333 in 16 post-season games. As a left-handed hitter off the bench, Dobbs likely will find work next year with a National League team.