And on Monday, Henderson Alvarez was pulled from the game in the sixth inning with a sore elbow.
Moyer started the season with Colorado, where he became the oldest starting pitcher to win a major-league game. He went 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 10 starts before being designated for assigment.
His lifetime record is 269-209, including a 56-40 record with the Phillies between 2006 and 2010. He missed all of 2011 following elbow surgery.
Where's the offense?
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has written a long piece, involving a lot of research, on the decline of offense in baseball since lengthy drug suspensions were installed in 2005.
Some of the numbers are stupefying: If teams continue their current pace, there will be 4,000 fewer runs this season than in 2,000. There also will be 900 fewer home runs.
But the real eye-popper is this one: At the current rate baseball's flailing hitters will rack up nearly 5,000 more strikeouts than in 2005. Five thousand! That actually boggles the mind.
That kind of offensive collapse may be fine with us old-school traditionalists who would rather watch Roy Halladay and Chris Carpenter in a 1-0 duel than a 12-10 slugfest.
But it's not likely to please the bulk of the fans.
Around the bigs
Arizona shortstop Stephen (brother of You Know Who) Drew is expected to be activated Wednesday after nearly a full year rehabilitating a brutal fracture of his right ankle.
Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday in Fort Myers, Fla., manager Bobby Valentine said. Carl Crawford also is rehabbing at Fort Myers, which was pelted by rains from Hurricane Debby, causing him to miss a few days.
Texas placed righthander Colby Lewis on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his forearm and promoted lefthanded prospect Martin Perez from triple-A Round Rock.
The Dodgers hired Mickey Hatcher as a special assistant to general manager Ned Colletti. Hatcher was fired as hitting coach by the Angels last month after 13 seasons.
Colletti also said it was "long shot" that injured slugger Matt Kemp would be healthy enough for next month's All-Star Game in Kansas City.
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This article contains information from the Associated Press.