Peter Moylan named Melbourne Aces Manager

After a career in which he spent parts of ten seasons in the Major Leagues and pitched three seasons for the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League, Peter Moylan has been appointed manager of the latter club.

Melbourne Aces - Wikipedia

Moylan broke into the Bigs in 2006, spent a part of the 2007 season with the Braves before settling down on their roster from 2008 trough 2011, when he spent a part of the season on the disabled list. In 2012, he was limited to eight games. In 2013 he went to the Dodgers and played fourteen games. In 2014, he signed with the Astros but he never made it to the MLB roster. In 2015, he signed another minor league contract with the Braves but was only called up in August. The 2016 and 2017 seasons were quite hectic as Moylan moved up and down between AAA and MLB in the Kansas City Royals system. The following year, he went to the Braves again but spent a considerable amount of time on the DL. After he opted for free agency, he wasn’t signed by an MLB club anymore.

But the following year, Peter Moylan would go to Italy to join A.S.D. Rimini Pirates. But since the club got into financial troubles as the club president/owner turned his back on the club with a huge debt, that deal fell through. The IBSPA (Italian Baseball and Softball Player Association) acted as a kind of agent and made a deal between Rimini and Moylan, who just had retired from MLB baseball, possible.

Eventually, Moylan played only a part of the season in the Czech Extraliga for Draci Brno as he also had a gig with Fox Sports South as an analyst for Atlanta Braves games.

In the past two seasons, Moylan was already part of the coaching staff of the Melbourne Aces. On the website of the Aces, Moylan stated: “I could not be more excited to start this next chapter as Manager of the Melbourne Aces and I would like to thank Brett Ralph, Justin Huber, Jon Deeble and Mick Wearne for the chance to lead the organization that sets the standard all ABL clubs strive for.” In the three seasons before 2019, he was player-coach with the club.

It is up to Moylan to guide the Aces to a third consecutive championship next season.

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