Jamie Moyer was close to perfect in his debut for Triple-A Norfolk.
The 49-year-old lefty pitched five scoreless innings Saturday at Buffalo, allowing one hit and no walks. He struck out five and picked up the win as the Tides defeated the Bisons, 5-0.
The Orioles signed Moyer to a minor-league deal Wednesday, and executive vice president Dan Duquette said Moyer would make “two or three starts down [at Norfolk] and we'll see where he is at.”
An Oriole from 1993 to 1995, Moyer has a 269-209 record and 4.25 ERA in 696 career major-league games. He was 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 10 starts with the Colorado Rockies this season before getting his release.
Brad Bergesen got the save for the Tides on Saturday, working the other four innings while also allowing just one hit. Brian Roberts went 2-for-4.