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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 Monday that Lucas Duda has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back.
Awful news for the Mets. There's no timetable for Duda's return, but Collins said that it will be "a while." The Mets will look to a host of players at first base during his absence, including Eric Campbell, Ty Kelly, Wilmer Flores, and perhaps even Michael Conforto. As for now, David Wright doesn't appear to be a serious consideration at first base, though that could change. May 23 - 4:03 PM

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Mets placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 21, with a back injury.

Duda has been bothered by back discomfort for much of May and will now be shut down for at least the next two weeks. Eric Campbell is starting at first base for the Mets on Monday night against the Nationals. Ty Kelly, called up Monday from Triple-A Las Vegas, could also factor into the mix at first.
May 23 - 3:49 PM

The Mets are worried that Lucas Duda is dealing with a disc issue and not something muscular that's causing his back soreness.

Well, that's not good. Duda is visiting the doctor Sunday morning in hopes of getting a better handle on things, but it looks like this could be a disabled list situation. The Mets should have an update on his status later Sunday.
May 22 - 10:38 AM

Lucas Duda (back) remained out of the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Duda has been in and out of the lineup for the last week with a sore back. He's considered day-to-day. Eric Campbell is filling in again at first base. The Mets also have Rene Rivera at catcher in place of Kevin Plawecki.
May 22 - 10:25 AM

Lucas Duda (back) was scratched from the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

Duda missed several games during the week with a back injury and it appears that the issue isn't going away any time soon. Eric Campbell will start in his place at first base on Saturday.
May 21 - 12:52 PM

Lucas Duda (back) struck out three times Thursday, finishing 0-for-4 in a loss to the Nationals.

The hitless game dropped Duda's overall line to .228/.291/.433. He has just two extra-base hits, both doubles, since May 5, hitting .183 this month. Thursday was his first game back in the lineup after missing a few games with a back injury.
May 19 - 11:24 PM

Lucas Duda (back) is in the Mets' starting lineup Thursday night against the Nationals.

Duda missed a few days with a nagging back injury. He's tallied seven homers and 19 RBI in 37 games this season, but that has come with a .236 average and .299 OBP. Duda will bat fifth Thursday versus Stephen Strasburg.
May 19 - 4:03 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Lucas Duda (back) could return to the lineup on Thursday.

Per Collins, Duda "feels a lot better" and could be available as a pinch-hitter for Wednesday's game against the Nationals. If he still isn't ready to play in Thursday's series-finale against the Nats, the Mets play the Brewers this weekend. All indications point toward this being a minor back issue, rather than something that would cause long-term problems moving forward.
May 18 - 4:18 PM

Lucas Duda is day-to-day with back discomfort.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson told the media Tuesday afternoon that Duda was simply on the bench for the club's series opener against the Nationals, but manager Terry Collins clarified the situation in his pregame chat. Duda should be fine after a day or two of rest. Eric Campbell is starting at first base on Tuesday night.
May 17 - 4:08 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Lucas Duda is healthy.

In other words, Mets manager Terry Collins opted to bench Duda for the series opener against the Nationals. The 30-year-old is batting just .200 (9-for-45) this month and .236/.299/.447 overall. Eric Campbell is starting at first base Tuesday.
May 17 - 3:46 PM

Lucas Duda is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

He's sitting against right-hander Max Scherzer while Eric Campbell will make the start at first base. It's a bit odd, so perhaps he's dealing with some sort of injury. There should be more clarity on the situation soon.
May 17 - 3:14 PM

Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

It's the second time in the last three games he's sat against a lefty. Eric Campbell will sub in at first base. Duda is 1-for-10 in his career with seven strikeouts versus Clayton Kershaw, so sitting him was a pretty easy call for manager Terry Collins.
May 12 - 6:41 PM

Lucas Duda is out Tuesday versus the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is throwing left-hander Alex Wood, so the Mets will counter with a very right-handed lineup. Juan Lagares will start in right field and bat leadoff in place of Curtis Granderson and Eric Campbell will start at first base and bat eighth in place of Duda.
May 10 - 6:52 PM

Lucas Duda slugged his fifth home run of the season in Monday's win over the Braves.

Duda's solo blast in the first inning followed David Wright's solo shot and Yoenis Cespedes' two-run blast. He also had a walk on the night. Duda has just a .256 average and .300 on-base percentage so far, but he's provided power with a .476 slugging percentage and five bombs.
May 2 - 10:53 PM

Lucas Duda went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 5-4 loss in extra innings against the Phillies.

Duda homered to right field off Jeremy Hellickson just three pitches after Yoenis Cespedes launched a one-out solo shot. The 6-foot-4 first baseman wasn't able to live up to lofty preseason expectations in 2015, marred largely by a slow first half, but hitting behind Conforto and Cespedes should give him plenty of extra RBI opportunities this year. Perhaps this is the season in which he exceeds expectations, despite starting the year with a .264/.291/.491 slash line in 55 plate appearances.
Apr 21 - 12:09 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Logan Verrett
7Jim Henderson
8Jenrry Mejia