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Lucas Duda | First Baseman | #21

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 256
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 7 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Lucas Duda (elbow) went 1-for-4 with a double in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Brewers.
Duda missed a little over three weeks with a hyperextended left elbow. The 31-year-old figures to sit against left-handers, but he was off to a nice start at the plate prior to his injury and should be relevant in deeper fantasy leagues. May 13 - 12:21 AM

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Mets activated 1B Lucas Duda from the 10-day disabled list.

Duda has been on the shelf since April 20 with a hyperextended left elbow. He'll go back to receiving regular starts against righties. Duda belted four home runs over 13 games before going on the DL.
May 12 - 1:59 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) homered and played all nine innings at first base Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

Duda's return from the disabled list looks to be imminent, as he's now played three consecutive minor league rehab games without issue. The first baseman has been sidelined since April 20 because of a hyperextended left elbow. T.J. Rivera will shift into more of a utility role when Duda is activated.
May 10 - 11:31 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said in an interview on MLB Network Radio Sunday that he hopes Lucas Duda (elbow) will return in about a week.

Duda had a setback with his hyperextended left elbow while on a rehab assignment, but he was slated to get some at-bats in extended spring training this weekend. He's been on the shelf for nearly three weeks.
May 7 - 1:58 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) is expected to get some at-bats in extended spring training this weekend.

If that goes well, Duda will resume his rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie early next week. The Mets could really use Duda's bat in the lineup with all the injuries they have right now. The 31-year-old was hitting .238 with four homers and seven RBI before he landed on the disabled list.
May 4 - 7:20 PM

Lucas Duda felt a "twinge" in his left elbow in his first rehab game with High-A St. Lucie on Friday, according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.

It explains why he wasn't in St. Lucie's lineup Saturday or Sunday. It doesn't appear to be a major setback at this point, but Duda will be shut down until at least Tuesday. We should know more about his potential return later this week.
Apr 30 - 12:55 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) is not in High-A St. Lucie's lineup for a second straight day.

Duda had a since in three at-bats Friday in his first rehab game but has now sat out two days in a row. The Mets haven't said anything about a setback to this point, but something seems fishy here. At the very least, Duda will not be activated on Monday when first eligible. The club should have an update on his status later Sunday.
Apr 30 - 11:12 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Monday "might be a little early" for the potential activation of Lucas Duda (elbow) from the disabled list.

That's the day when Duda, who is on a rehab assignment, is first eligible to return. Even if he doesn't come back Monday, it's expected to be shortly after that. "He played last night. His comment after was he felt just about 100%, so hopefully it’s in the next two or three days," Alderson said Saturday. "Monday might be a little early, but we’ll see."
Apr 30 - 10:30 AM

Lucas Duda (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment on Friday.

Duda is eligible for activation on Sunday and could be ready at that time after recovering from a hyperextended left elbow. The Mets need him with Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) headed to the disabled list.
Apr 28 - 2:39 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) believes he'll be ready to return from the disabled list when he's first eligible.

Duda landed on the disabled last week with a hyperextended left elbow. He still needs to get the range of motion in his elbow back, but he's making progress. Jay Bruce has been filling in at first base in recent days.
Apr 24 - 12:00 PM

Mets placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a hyperextended left elbow.

Duda hurt the elbow was trying to field a throw on Wednesday. It's unclear at this point how much time he'll miss. With Wilmer Flores also on the DL, Jay Bruce figures to handle first base regularly, clearing space in the lineup for Michael Conforto.
Apr 21 - 4:05 PM

Lucas Duda (elbow) is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday against the Phillies.

Jay Bruce will start at first base for just the fourth time in his career. He's also batting cleanup versus right-hander Aaron Nola. Duda suffered a hyperextended left elbow Wednesday when the Phillies' Cesar Hernandez ran into his arm at first base following an errant throw by Robert Gsellman. It's not yet clear how long he might be out. Daily Slant: Nola will match up with a Mets squad that is able to counteract Nola's prowess versus RH bats (27.8% K%, 3.5% BB% in 2016) with six LH bats. Nola is still slightly above average against LHs, but his strikeout rate dips to 21.9% and his walk rate balloons to 8.8% with a 30.1% hard contact rate. On the other hand, a Mets stack is far from recommended, though if targeting one-offs for their power potential, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Asdrubal Cabrera and Curtis Granderson lead the short list of lefties with tournament appeal.
Apr 20 - 3:17 PM

Lucas Duda was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Phillies due to a hyperextended left elbow.

Duda paid the price for an errant throw by Robert Gsellman in the fifth inning. On the play in question, Cesar Hernandez collided with Duda's arm at first base. Wilmer Flores subsequently pinch-hit for Duda in the bottom of the frame. Consider the first baseman day-to-day until the Mets offer a more specific update as to a recovery timetable. He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Apr 19 - 8:50 PM

Lucas Duda left Wednesday's game against the Phillies due to a possible left wrist injury.

Wilmer Flores came on to pinch hit for Duda. The first baseman appeared to injure his wrist when Cesar Hernandez collided with him after an errant throw by pitcher Robert Gsellman in the top of the fifth. The Mets should pass along a more specific update regarding Duda's injury in the coming hours.
Apr 19 - 8:42 PM

Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

Duda hasn't been starting against lefties. Wilmer Flores will fill in at first base and bat cleanup against Marlins southpaw Adam Conley. Duda is off to a decent start with four homers and a .286 average through his first 35 at-bats.
Apr 15 - 4:13 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Seth Lugo
9Rafael Montero
10Neil Ramirez