Moyer accepts offer from Rockies

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Jamie Moyer has accepted a minor league contract from the Colorado Rockies, pending a physical the team announced tonight. The deal includes an invitation to big-league spring training.

"We think (he's the ultimate pro)," general manager Dan O'Dowd told the Denver Post. "If he can still get people out will be the question."

Moyer, who turned 49 in November, spent the last 4 1/2 of his 24 major league seasons with the Phillies. Moyer, 267-204 lifetime with a 4.24 ERA, was 56-40 for the Phillies, including 16-7 when they won the World Series in 2008.

Moyer was 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 2010 but had elbow ligament surgery and missed last season. Since rehabbing, he has been working out in hopes of pitching again.

Moyer is expected to compete for a rotation spot and help tutor the young pitchers on the Colorado staff.