May 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer (50) against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs join Phillies broadcasts


Two recent retirees will join the Philadelphia Phillies – as broadcasters.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the Phillies have added veterans Jamie Moyer and Matt Stairs to the Comcast Sports Network broadcast booth. Former broadcasters Gary Matthews and Chris Wheeler were released when CSN re-negotiated a 25-year contract with Philadelphia.

Moyer has worked with ESPN, and pitched for 25 years at the big league level, earning the distinction of being the oldest starting pitcher to earn a win while he was with the Colorado Rockies in 2012 at the age of 49. He finished his career with a 269-209 record and a lifetime 4.25 ERA. He was never known to be a hard-thrower and made a career of being what he called a ‘junk-baller.’ He has played for the Cubs, Rangers, Cardinals, Orioles, Red Sox, Mariners, Phillies and Rockies since 1986. His best season came as a member of the Mariners at the age of 40, posting a 21-7 record and 3.27 ERA in 215 innings.

Matt Stairs retired after 2011, having played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues, mostly as an outfielder and pinch hitter. Since 1992, he played for the Expos, Red Sox, Athletics, Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, Royals, Rangers, Tigers, Blue Jays, Phillies, Padres, and Nationals. After his age-43 season, he called it a career, finishing with a .262/.356/.477 slash line with 265 home runs, and 899 RBI in 1895 games.

Both were members of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies team that won the World Series.

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