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Moises Alou | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (48) / 7/3/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Canada College (CA)
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Moises Alou, who has received little interest as a free agent this winter, said he'll likely end his career with the WBC.
"We’ll see how it goes, but I doubt I’m going to play this year," he said. Alou can still hit and would probably be pretty useful as a part-time DH in the American League. However, he preferred to stay in the NL and it's clear no one thinks he can stay healthy while playing the outfield. Tue, Mar 3, 2009 01:15:00 PM

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General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated Thursday that the Phillies are interested in Moises Alou.

"It's a possibility," Amaro said. "He's in the mix. But ultimately his expectations might be a little too high as far as playing time goes. This is a limited playing role." The Phillies are clearly in the market for a right-handed bench bat and have also been linked to Nomar Garciaparra, with the newspaper suggesting that Kevin Millar, Mark Grudzielanek and Rich Aurilia may also be options.

Moises Alou will undergo season-ending surgery on his torn right hamstring on Tuesday.

He'll miss the rest of the season, but that was already expected. The question now is whether he'll return for next season or retire.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 10:06:00 AM

General manager Omar Minaya said Thursday that Moises Alou has a torn left hamstring and will likely undergo season-ending surgery.

Alou injured his hamstring Wednesday while playing in a minor league rehab game on his comeback from a strained calf. Even without going under the knife he's probably done for the year. With Alou out of the picture and Ryan Church's status anything but certain, the Mets are definitely in the market for an outfielder. However, Minaya has made it very clear that the team has no interest in Barry Bonds.
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 04:53:00 PM

SNY reports that Moises Alou left his rehab start with cramps in his hamstring on Wednesday.

We used up all our "he's injured again" jokes during Alou's last comeback. Alou had been saying he expected to return to the Mets on Friday, but manager Jerry Manuel said before Wednedsay's game that it might make more sense to wait until after the All-Star break. He'll be reevaluated on Thursday, but don't expect him back until after the break.
Wed, Jul 9, 2008 11:55:00 PM

Mets manager Jerry Manuel doesn't anticipate having Moises Alou until after the All-Star break.

Alou continues to say it's his goal to rejoin the team on Friday, but the Mets would likely prefer to play it safe - especially with the team playing well of late.
Source: The Journal
Wed, Jul 9, 2008 05:42:00 PM

Moises Alou (calf) went 1-for-3 while playing left field in a minor league rehab game Tuesday at Double-A.

"There's a pretty good chance I might be up there Friday," Alou said. "There's a chance I may wait until after the All-Star break, but my goal is to be back in New York this weekend."
Wed, Jul 9, 2008 11:32:00 AM

Moises Alou told the Norwich Bulletin that there's a "pretty good chance" he could rejoin the Mets on Friday.

Alou said that while he might not come back until after the All Star break, but his goal is to rejoin the Mets on Friday. It'd be a welcome return with Ryan Church back on the disabled list.
Source: Newsday
Tue, Jul 8, 2008 09:07:00 PM

The Mets have decided against having Moises Alou attempt to play in the minors this weekend.

Doctors apparently advised the outfielder to take a few more days off. Alou could return for the final series before the break, but it's not something the Mets can count on.
Thu, Jul 3, 2008 06:14:00 PM

According to the New York Daily News, Moises Alou (calf) is no longer expected to come off the disabled list before Monday.

He was originally hoping to return Friday or over the weekend, but those plans have apparently been pushed back after his scheduled minor league rehab game was rained out Wednesday. The Mets are expected to call up Chris Aguila from Triple-A to provide outfield depth until Alou is ready.
Thu, Jul 3, 2008 11:31:00 AM

Moises Alou (calf) went 2-for-3 and homered Tuesday in his first game for the Rookie GCL Mets.

Alou played five innings in left field in the contest. He's expected to rejoin the Mets this weekend.
Wed, Jul 2, 2008 03:55:00 AM

Moises Alou (calf) was scheduled to make a minor league rehab appearance Monday in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, but the game was rained out.

According to manager Jerry Manuel, Alou could return from the disabled list as soon as this weekend in Philadelphia.
Tue, Jul 1, 2008 10:55:00 AM

Interim Mets manager Jerry Manuel said Moises Alou (calf) might be ready by next weekend.

Alou has been out since June 13 after re-aggravating a strain in his right calf. He'll begin a rehab assignment either Monday or Tuesday. "If that’s the case [that he plays in the minors on Monday], knowing Moises, he’ll want to play in a major-league game Tuesday," Manuel said. "But we’ll probably have to watch him a little longer than what we have in the past, just to be sure."
Sat, Jun 28, 2008 03:48:00 PM

Interim Mets manager Jerry Manuel says Moises Alou might not return to the Mets this season, and could decide to retire at age 41.

Manuel was basing his assertion on Alou's one at-bat return from the disabled list earlier this month and the fatigue of rehabbing future injuries. "I think he's determined to get back [this season]," Manuel said. "I do believe that if this happens in the fashion that it happened before, I think he'll have some serious problems, and he'll head to the house." Probably not until after the season, so as not to forfeit the rest of his $4 million salary.
Mon, Jun 23, 2008 10:05:00 AM

Mets placed outfielder Moises Alou on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf.

Alou could be back in 15 days, but the Mets have to know they can't count on him. If another left fielder becomes available, they need to make the move and let Alou return as a part-timer when he's ready.
Fri, Jun 13, 2008 07:33:00 PM

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3B1David Wright
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