Moises Alou came back to the team today after his hernia surgery. He says that he’s looking to get back on the field before the end of April. That would be tremendous news for the Mets. Reed Johnson signed with the Cubs today, so there’s no quick fix for Alou’s absence.
Alou has a recent history riddled with injuries but there’s nothing you could do about a hernia. He looks like he’s in great shape. As a matter of fact he told Marty Noble from MLB.com:
“I came to camp in the best shape of my life,” he said. “Since November, I was in great shape. I never lost my playing shape … I never got fat or had a beer belly. Whether I was going to come back to play or look good in the beach, I was in shape. … And I had to pop off about getting 500 at-bats. It wasn’t popping off. I was serious.”
It’s not like he showed up looking like David Wells or Bartolo Colon and got hurt. Sometimes these things just happen. Alou’s been riding a stationary bike and can start light running soon.