Rockies Sign Paul Lo Duca

The Rockies officially signed catcher Paul Lo Duca to a minor league deal today.  If he makes the team, Lo Duca's role will be to come off the bench as a backup option at catcher, first base and the outfield.  The news first broke Tuesday when Lo Duca texted MLB Home Plate producer James Kouledianos.

The Denver Post's Troy Renck reported Tuesday that the Rockies' interest in Lo Duca may be related to his relationship with manager Jim Tracy — the catcher played under Tracy in Los Angeles from 2001 to 2004.  Lo Duca, a former four-time All-Star, last played in the majors in 2008, when he posted a .243/.321/.295 line in 193 plate appearances with the Marlins and Nationals.


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22 Comments on "Rockies Sign Paul Lo Duca"


Guest
5 years 7 months ago

The guy has to know that he’s going to get an ear full of boos when the Rox play the Nats in D.C.

WhiteSox81
5 years 7 months ago

wouldn’t people actually have to go to a Nats game before they could give someone an ear full of boos?

CreativeMace
5 years 7 months ago

What did this guy do last year? He kinda fell off my radar…

GoFish128
5 years 7 months ago

He analyzed horse races on TVG Network. No joke.

Encarnacion's Parrot
5 years 7 months ago

Hopefully he can still tell the difference between a jockey and jockstrap.

bigpat
5 years 7 months ago

He really analyzed horse races? That is legendary.

Guest
5 years 7 months ago

So he did reports on Dana Jacobsen and Sara Jessica Parker?

Alldaybaseball
5 years 7 months ago

Sit at home… Still good since he could be a cheap good backup catcher. Plus it minor league no harm done.

catch21_2
5 years 7 months ago

Looks like as long as you know somebody on the inside, you can stick around way beyond your days of productive play. He should be cut in camp.

5 years 7 months ago

He’ll be a decent backup. Was shocked nobody signed him last year to be honest.

MrMurphyRoops
5 years 7 months ago

And the world still doesn’t care.

markjsunz
5 years 7 months ago

Gonna miss him on TVG. Good luck Paulie

penpaper
5 years 7 months ago

Minor league contract? Shouldn’t matter whether he’s productive or not, he’s filler at worst.

5 years 7 months ago

they’ll probably sign eric gagne while they’re at it as well

5 years 7 months ago

To quote manager Lou Brown from Major League, “This guy’s dead!”

5 years 7 months ago

Play outfield? HAHAHAHHAHA

rootman1010
5 years 7 months ago

MIGUEL OLIVO IS THE BACKUP CATCHER

dodgerblueboys
5 years 7 months ago

Who’s next? Hee Seop Choi?

BarrryBonds
5 years 7 months ago

remember when he did steroids? oh wait no one does cus he didn’t hit home runs. forgive and forget.

patrick88
5 years 7 months ago

Loduca was great on the mets when he was hitting behind reyes good luck Paul hopefully see u back in the bigs

5 years 7 months ago

LoDuca wasn’t good when he was playing everyday and doing PED’s. Wonder what the Rox think he’s going to do for them? Misguided attempt at getting better I think, this isn’t going to pan out.

bucs_lose_again
5 years 7 months ago

Anyone remember him and Milton Bradley going at it when both playing for the Dodgers? Classic stuff…