After making news as part of Mitchell report, Lo Duca now faces knee injury
Lo Duca, who signed a $5 million, one-year deal as a free agent this offseason, was hurt this week and had an MRI exam Friday.
Lo Duca's agent did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment.
The catcher hit .272 with nine homers and 54 RBIs for the New York Mets last season. The Mets did not express any interest in re-signing Lo Duca.
Lo Duca made news this winter after being named in the Mitchell report for allegedly receiving and using human growth hormone and steroids in the early 1990s, while he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The report included photocopies of checks and notes allegedly written by Lo Duca to Kirk Radomski, the former Mets clubhouse attendant who is a key figure awaiting sentencing in the steroids investigation by federal authorities.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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