Jamie Moyer might have a new gig coming – if he ever stops pitching, that is.
After hearing the 49-year-old Rockies lefty acknowledge he’s not up on baseball history, the Hall of Fame offered him an internship to study in Cooperstown.
In making the announcement Thursday, the Hall said there’s “an even more hands-on position awaiting the ageless wonder, if he ever chooses to retire.”
The soft-tossing Moyer on Tuesday night became the oldest pitcher in major league history to win a game when he led Colorado past San Diego.
The Hall’s 2012 class for the 10-week internship program features 15 students from across the country.
The Hall is getting Moyer’s cap and glove from the historic win.
ANGELS SIGN AYBAR
Gold Glove shortstop Erick Aybar signed a four-year, $35 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, keeping him with his only major league club through 2016.
By signing, the switch-hitting leadoff man, who posted career highs of 10 homers, 59 RBI and 30 stolen bases last season while winning his first Gold Glove, passed on the chance to try free agency this winter.
Aybar says he considered waiting until the offseason, but the speedy Dominican veteran believes the Angels have always been fair to him since he signed with the organization as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He also relishes the chance to hit in front of Albert Pujols for at least five more years.
Aybar will get a $1 million signing bonus.
TAKE ANOTHER LOOK
The morning after his Los Angeles Dodgers lost a game on a disputed play at the plate, manager Don Mattingly made a case for the expanded use of instant replay reviews in baseball.
Mattingly said Thursday he would like to see plays at the plate become subject to review, and suggested that it was worth considering the use of instant replay to review any game-ending play. Currently, home runs are subject to review, although the expansion of replay to review other types of plays has been considered.
“Let’s just expand it to the point where if it ends a game,” Mattingly said. “A game-ending play. Let’s say a double-play ball that you say, ‘Hey, that’s the end of the game, you called him out, I thought he was safe.’ It seem like that could be a play (subject to review).”
Milwaukee’s Nyjer Morgan was called safe on a slide home in the 10th inning Wednesday night, giving the Brewers a 3-2 victory. Replays showed that Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis might have tagged him out just before he touched home plate.
The Cardinals are set to put first baseman Lance Berkman on the 15-day disabled list with a left-calf injury he aggravated chasing a popup. Utilityman Skip Schumaker would be activated from the DL in time for tonight’s game at Pittsburgh. … The Astros tripled three times in the first inning against the Nationals on Thursday – the first time they’ve ever tripled three times in an inning. According to STATS LLC, the MLB record for most triples in an inning is five set by the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 15, 1901.