Moyer, Dobbs elect free agency

Greg Dobbs and Jamie Moyer have elected free agency, the Phillies announced.

Moyer, who went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA before suffering a season-ending elbow injury in late July, was a fixture in the rotation since the Phillies acquired him from the Mariners in August 2006.

The 47-year-old Souderton native was the oldest player in the majors this season, but says he is determined to pitch next season. In 4-plus years with the Phillies, he is 56-40 with a 4.55 ERA, but the Phillies have two young righthanders in Kyle Kendrick and Vance Worley who are options for the final spot in the rotation next season.

“I don’t want to go to spring training and be a comedy act,” Moyer said Saturday after the NLCS ended,  “If I’m going to pitch, I’m going to go somewhere, whether it is here or another team, and compete for a job.”

Moyer is planning on making a few starts in the Dominican winter league this season.

Dobb was twice designated for assignment this season and is a non-tender candidate. He would become a free agent had the Phillies opted not to tender him a contract.

The team also outrighted catcher Paul Hoover to Triple A Lehigh Valley.

The moves bring the Phillies' 40-man roster to 38.