Dustin Aaron Moseley (born December 26, 1981) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.
Moseley with the San Diego Padres
|Born: December 26, 1981|
|July 17, 2006, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 7, 2012, for the San Diego Padres|
|Earned run average||4.67|
Moseley was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round (34th overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. Prior to the 2004 season, he was ranked by Baseball America as the fourth best prospect in the Reds' organization. Moseley was traded to the Angels' organization in for pitcher Ramón Ortiz in 2004.
Los Angeles Angels Of AnaheimEdit
Moseley won his first game as the starting pitcher for the Angels in his Major League Baseball debut on July 17, 2006. With injuries to key starters Bartolo Colón and Jered Weaver, Moseley began the 2007 season in the Angels starting rotation. After the return of Jered Weaver, he was moved to the bullpen in middle relief.
Moseley became a free agent after the 2009 season.
New York YankeesEdit
In 2010, Moseley was a non-roster invitee to spring training with the New York Yankees. He began the season with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. On July 2, 2010, he was called up to the Yankees. He was inserted in the Yankees' starting rotation, while Andy Pettitte was on the disabled list. He was non-tendered after the season.
San Diego PadresEdit
After the 2010 season, Moseley signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres. He struggled during the season partly due to a lack of run support. On July 26, he disclocated his left shoulder after getting a base hit, which ended his season with a 3-10 record and 3.30 ERA (a career best) in 120 innings. On May 7, 2012, Moseley was again placed on the disabled list due to labrum damage in his right shoulder.
After making only 1 start in 2012, Moseley elected free agency after clearing outright waivers. Moseley was a non-tender candidate by the Padres.
After sitting out the 2013 season, Moseley agreed to a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins in early August. Moseley made just 6 starts between A ball and Double-A before going on the 7-Day DL. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.
Moseley relies primarily on an 89-90 mile per hour four-seam fastball, and also throws a curveball and a changeup.
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