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Lucas Duda | First Baseman | #21

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 256
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 7 (0) / NYM
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Mets manager Terry Collins said that Lucas Duda was scratched from Wednesday's lineup merely to give him a breather.
Duda was a late scratch from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, but there is no injury concern here. The Mets simply wanted to give the 30-year-old first baseman a little rest before they hurtle into the final handful of games in the 2016 regular season. Sep 28 - 11:05 PM

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Lucas Duda has been scratched from Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Duda was originally in the lineup, but when the Mets took the field it was James Loney who trotted over to first base. An update on Duda's status should be coming soon.
Sep 28 - 7:42 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Duda came up with the sacks jacked in the eighth inning and he unloaded them with a three-run double. The multi-hit game was Duda's first since coming off the disabled list on September 17. Injuries derailed his season and limited him to 45 games. When healthy, the 30-year-old has hit .241/.317/.434 with seven homers and 23 RBI.
Sep 27 - 10:47 PM

Lucas Duda will start at first base Tuesday against the Marlins.

This will be his fourth start since returning from the disabled list. James Loney is on the bench and figures to lose some starts against righties this week as the Mets try to get some more punch in their lineup.
Sep 27 - 3:38 PM

Lucas Duda went 1-for-3 with a double against the Phillies on Friday.

Mets manager Terry Collins went with Duda on Friday after watching him almost hit a game-winning homer in Thursday’s game. He’s being thrown into the fire, but it looks like he’s getting his timing back at the plate. James Loney has been handling first base duties since the end of May, but that time could be coming to an end.
Sep 23 - 11:14 PM

Lucas Duda is starting at first base and batting seventh for the Mets on Sunday.

The thinking had been that Duda would be limited to pinch-hitting for a while after he was activated Friday, but apparently he's feeling well enough for full-time duty. It will be his first start since late May. Curtis Granderson, Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera have the day off Sunday, as Alejandro De Aza, Michael Conforto, Kelly Johnson and Matt Reynolds are all getting starts.

Mets activated 1B Lucas Duda from the 60-day disabled list.

He still hasn't been cleared to play the field and will be limited to pinch-hitting duties, but he adds another powerful left-handed bat to the Mets bench. He has been sidelined since late May due to a stress fracture in his back.
Sep 17 - 2:43 PM

Lucas Duda (back) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

He'll be limited to pinch-hitting initially, as it's unclear when or if he might be able to play a full-time role at some point. It's obviously good news for the Mets regardless, as Duda has been on the shelf since late May with a stress fracture in his back.
Sep 16 - 4:19 PM

Lucas Duda (back) will take live batting practice on Saturday.

Duda suffered a setback in early August and was shut down for a month, but his back has responded well to recent activity. It's far from a given, but there's now some renewed optimism that the Mets could get their first baseman back later this month. Duda has been out since late May with a stress fracture in his back.
Sep 9 - 4:52 PM

Lucas Duda (back) has begun hitting soft tosses.

The Mets are pleased with Duda's progress and are hoping he'll graduate to a full batting practice in the near future. Duda is in a race against the clock but the team is holding out hope that he'll be back at some point this season. Before his injury, Duda was hitting .231 with seven homers over 130 at-bats.
Sep 3 - 5:08 PM

Mets transferred 1B Lucas Duda from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for T.J. Rivera. Duda could be done for the season with a nagging back injury.
Aug 12 - 10:29 AM

Lucas Duda (back) was told by Dr. Robert Watkins that he will need to rest for 30 days before being reevaluated.

Of a potential Duda return this season, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said, "It doesn't look good." The 30-year-old first baseman had been running, swinging and throwing as he recovered from a stress fracture in his back, but he suffered a setback this week. His prognosis for the rest of the season appears to be less-than-encouraging, but in a silver lining, Alderson said that Duda would likely be able to avoid surgery.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 3 - 5:01 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News was told by a Mets source that Lucas Duda (back) likely wouldn't return "until late August at best."

Duda has resumed running, swinging and throwing as he works his way back from a stress fracture in his back, although he's only taken dry swings to this point. While things appear to be on track, he obviously has a ways to go. "I think it’s a progression. I just started hitting today," Duda said. "We are progressing on the right track, so I will take it."
Jul 24 - 10:27 AM

Lucas Duda (back) ran Monday for the first time since landing on the disabled list in May.

He also played catch without issue. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com suspects that Duda, out since May 21 with a stress fracture in his back, could begin a minor league rehab assignment sometime in early August. That would make a mid-August return to the Mets realistic.
Jul 19 - 5:17 PM

Lucas Duda (back) will resume baseball activities this week.

He's been on the shelf for nearly two month with a stress fracture in his back and is finally ready to rev things up again. Duda is still obviously a long ways away from a return, as James Loney will continue to hold down first base for the Mets for a bit longer.
Jul 17 - 12:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Wilmer Flores
2Kelly Johnson
3Ty Kelly
4Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
3B1Jose Reyes
2T.J. Rivera
3Eric Campbell
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Michael Conforto
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
6Hansel Robles
7Josh Edgin
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Gabriel Ynoa
11Josh Smoker
12Erik Goeddel
13Jenrry Mejia