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moylans-season-and-career-ends-with-another-injury | September | 2011 Articles

Moylan's Season (and Career?) Ends With Another Injury

Written by Joe Lucia on .

The news just broke on Twitter. Peter Moylan, who missed nearly five months with back problems this year, is finished for the season with a torn labrum AND a torn rotator cuff. My initial reaction: holy god, he's done.

Moylan is going to be 33 in December. Having one of these injuries is major enough, but both of them? You have to think that he's done. A torn labrum destroyed the career of Robb Nen. Here's a deeper look at labrum injuries in the MLB. And what about the torn rotator cuff? It's like a hit list of destroyed careers. We don't know yet how severe the cuff tear for Moylan is...but any tear isn't good.

I firmly believe that Peter Moylan's career is now over. His time with the Braves is surely done, as there's no way the team is going to pay him seven figures to rehab a pair of injuries that are career threatening. I could see a team signing him to a minor league deal, but even then, the odds of a full recovery are slim.

Well, what remains as Moylan's legacy as a Brave? 2007 was a phenomenal, breakout season that showed that he was a valued member of the bullpen. He was an absolute ground ball machine. Unfortunately, he blew out his elbow in 2008 after just 5 2/3 innings. Once he returned in 2009, he started to strike out more batters, but his control never really came back, as he walked way too many hitters to be effective. Over his career, Moylan was a liability against left-handed hitters: he walked 68 and struck out just 50 during his career, including walking 45 and striking out only 16 after the Tommy John surgery.

His reputation seems overblown because of his Twitter following, but he was a solid member of the bullpen for a couple of seasons, but he was never a star. His injury could open the door for Cory Gearrin to take over as the "ground ball guy" in the bullpen in 2012.
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Well, what remains as Moylan's legacy as a Brave? 2007 was a phenomenal, breakout season that showed that he was a valued member of the bullpen. He was an absolute ground ball machine. Unfortunately, he blew out his elbow in 2008 after just 5 2/3 innings. Once he returned in 2009, he started to strike out more batters, but his control never really came back, as he walked way too http://bit.ly/trieu-chung-benh-lau many hitters to be effective. Over his career, Moylan was a liability against left-handed hitters: he walked 68 and struck out just 50 during his career, including walking 45 and striking out only 16 after the Tommy John surgery.


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