Many Mets fans, myself among them, shook their heads when the Mets opted to not re-sign catcher Paul Lo Duca. Then Lo Duca’s named turned up prominently in the Mitchell report and it appeared obvious that the Mets knew this would happen and decided to let him go rather than have to answer more questions about the situation. No comes another reason to be thankful the Mets didn’t re-sign him.
The Washington national, Lo Duca’s new team, announced that he will be having surgery to repair a torn meniscus and will be out for 3 to 6 weeks. The tear occurred during Lo Duca’s regular workouts but it makes you wonder about the widely held belief that prolonged use of steroids makes your body more brittle and prone to injury. Could this be steroids taking it’s toll on Lo Duca’s body? I don’t know. Just a thought.