Former Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer wasn't in full uniform Monday when he took the mound and threw the first pitch inside at the "new look" Safeco Field.

Moyer, who turned 50 in November, was there for ceremonial purposes only and likely won't play for any team in 2013. But speaking to reporters before the game, the Mariners' all-time leader in victories refused to rule out the possibility of a comeback.

"I haven't closed that door yet," said Moyer, who broke in with the Chicago Cubs in 1986. "I don't know when I would make a decision. I really haven't put a lot of thought into it. I'm enjoying my time at home at this point."

Moyer spoke about his children: two boys in college playing baseball, two high-school age daughters, two fourth-graders and two first-graders. He also talked about his gardening.

"I've got a garden growing," he said. "I've got lettuce I'm eating now and micro-gardens. I'm excited about that. I've got some fruit trees going in. I've got a puppy. So, I'm doing some things I haven't done in a long time.

"But I haven't discounted potentially maybe trying to come back. But I don't foresee it happening this year."

Moyer attempted a comeback with the Colorado Rockies last year, but was released in June after going 2-5 with a 5.70 earned-run average in 10 starts. He tried to catch on with Baltimore and Toronto, but never made it past Class AAA before being released.

Moyer is 269-209 with a 4.25 ERA lifetime. He would be the first pitcher in his 50s to win a start, were he to come back and notch a victory. But Moyer said he'd only pitch again if he could do so effectively and help a team.

He's also leery about taking a job away from a younger player if it was done merely to help a team sell tickets.