Archive for June 26th, 2007

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Injury Update: Moises & Pedro

Mets Rumors & News

Will Moises Alou ever return? With the time he’s spent on the disabled list this season, some fans have begun to wonder. But no need to worry; it appears the outfielder’s return may at last be on the horizon. Alou is scheduled to meet with team doctor David Altcheck on Monday to see how his ailing quad is doing. Mets General Manager Omar Minaya doesn’t seem too worried.

“All the reports are that he’s feeling good.”

This is good news for the Mets, who could sorely use Alou’s bat in the lineup. Minaya did go on to say that if the exam goes well and Alou is cleared to play he would miss an additional two weeks to get into game shape.

Pedro Martinez is scheduled to throw off the mound today in what should be his last session. What’s up next? Batting practice. Pedro is recovering from rotator cuff surgery, and all signs are pointing to an August return.

Once they’re both …

Lo Duca to Sit Two Games

Mets Rumors & News

Bob Watson has spoken. Major League Baseball’s Vice-President of On-Field Operations has suspended catcher Paul Lo Duca two games and fined him $2,000 for a meltdown on Saturday. In the sixth inning of Saturday’s game Lo Duca argued a strike-two call and was ejected. Upon his ejection Lo Duca completely lost it, throwing his bat and helmet. When he was finally restrained and taken to the dugout, Lo Duca decided to throw his shin guards on the field.

“I messed up, bottom line,” Lo Duca said yesterday. “Obviously I overreacted. And that’s that.”

This is the first time in his career Lo Duca has been suspended. He has appealed the suspension, meaning he can play until he meets with the league and a decision is made. Ramon Castro will take over the catching duties if Lo Duca must sit.

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