Originally created 10/24/06

Phillies, Moyer agree to deal

PHILADELPHIA - Veteran pitcher Jamie Moyer signed a $10.5 million, two-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

The left-hander, who turns 44 next month, bolstered Philadelphia's starting rotation after arriving in a trade with Seattle on Aug. 20. He was 5-2 with a 4.03 ERA in eight starts, including a 4-1 record during the Phillies' failed playoff push in September.

"Jamie was one of our more effective pitchers down the stretch," general manager Pat Gillick said. "He was an asset to our ball club not just for his performance on the field, but also for his presence in the clubhouse."

Moyer, who made $5.5 million this season, was 11-14 with a 4.30 ERA in 33 starts with the Mariners and Phillies. He surpassed 200 innings pitched for the sixth consecutive year and the eighth time in nine seasons.

Moyer is a two-time 20-game winner (2001-03) and went to one All-Star game (2003). He has a career record of 216-166 with a 4.17 ERA that includes stints with five other teams.

METS: First baseman Carlos Delgado, catcher Paul Lo Duca, right-hander Aaron Heilman and infielder Chris Woodward all had successful surgery.

Delgado had surgery on his right wrist because of carpal tunnel syndrome, and Lo Duca had an operation to repair a ligament tear in his left thumb. Heilman underwent surgery for tennis elbow on his throwing arm, and the right-handed Woodward had a torn labrum in his left shoulder repaired. Each player is expected to be ready for spring training.

GIANTS: The team interviewed New York Mets third-base coach Manny Acta about the club's managerial opening.

General manager Brian Sabean also plans to talk to San Diego Padres manager Bruce Bochy, though no meeting had been set.

ALL-STARS NEED MANAGER: Red Sox manager Terry Francona withdrew Monday from an All-Star tour of Japan because of a foot infection, three days after agreeing to replace Ken Macha as the team's skipper.


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