Moyer looks good in spring debut

Lefthander Jamie Moyer, who is battling for the fifth starter job in the Phillies' rotation, saw his first action of the spring this morning in Clearwater.

Moyer pitched three scoreless innings in a B game against Toronto. He allowed three hits with three strikeouts and no walks. In all, Moyer threw 31 pitches, 23 for strikes.

"I was just excited to get on the mound and face some live hitting," Moyer said. "But it's all in the beginning stages. It just gives you a better gauge for where you are. I tried not to really read into it a whole lot. It was just to go out and kind of get a baseline for where you are."

Cole Hamels starts against Toronto at 1 p.m. in Dunedin.

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