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Rockies consider Lo Duca on minor league deal

Jan 19, 2010, 6:26 PM EDT

The Rockies are considering signing Paul Lo Duca to a minor league contract, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post.
Such a deal would seem to give Lo Duca nothing more than a chance to prove he can still play. The Rockies would only have room for him on the major league roster if either Chris Iannetta or Miguel Olivo got hurt. The Rockies are short a veteran third catcher, so Lo Duca would be useful to have stashed away in Triple-A.
Lo Duca, 37, last played in the majors in 2008, when he hit .243/.321/.295 in 173 at-bats. He was the Mets’ starting catcher in 2007, and he came in at .272/.311/.378 in 445 at-bats that season.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 19, 2010 at 8:14 PM

    Does he still have to remain at least 1500 feet away from the playground at the local junior college?

  2. tbs - Jan 19, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Who was his manager when he played for the Dodgers?
    Jim Tracy.

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