Orioles contemplating next step for Moyer

Orioles contemplating next step for Moyer

Orioles contemplating next step for Moyer
BALTIMORE -- Veteran pitcher Jamie Moyer has completed three starts at Triple-A Norfolk, and the club is still mulling its next move in regard to the 49-year-old's future with the Orioles.

Moyer went 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA in three starts for the Tides, an audition that ended following four innings on Wednesday. He can opt out if he isn't promoted to Baltimore, and it seems Moyer would have to choose to make another start in Triple-A if the Orioles decide they aren't ready to call him up.

"It's something that's been discussed," manager Buck Showalter said of the possibility of Moyer joining the rotation next week. "I do know that there's some timelines there and deadlines. So, we will try to do what's best for the Orioles first, and second of all people's careers."

The team does not have a rotation scheduled beyond Monday's off-day, and Showalter said there are some "moving parts" in that regard, Moyer included. Jake Arrieta will follow Saturday starter Wei-Yin Chen and pitch Sunday.