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Lucas Duda | First Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 256
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southern Cal
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Lucas Duda (back) is not expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on September 6.
Mets manager Terry Collins hasn't officially ruled Duda out for this weekend, but it's looking very unlikely since he's yet to be cleared to take any swings. Duda is dealing with a small thoracic disc herniation in his back and has been taking anti-inflammatories and doing exercises to combat the issue. More should be known on his status later in the week. Aug 31 - 4:19 PM

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Lucas Duda (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on September 6.

Mets fans were fearing the worst after it was announced that Duda was visiting Dr. Robert Watkins in California on Monday, the same doctor who diagnosed David Wright with spinal stenosis earlier this season. However, Dr. Watkins gave Duda a favorable diagnosis, saying he has a small thoracic disc herniation. Duda has been prescribed anti-inflammatories and exercises and won't even require a cortisone shot. It's great news for the Mets.
Aug 24 - 5:39 PM

Lucas Duda (back) will travel to California Monday to get a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins.

Watkins is the same doctor who diagnosed David Wright with stenosis earlier this season. It's not a good sign for Duda, who leads the team with 56 RBI this season. Fortunately, Wright will return to the lineup Monday, which should provide at least a short-term boost for New York's offense.
Aug 22 - 6:24 PM

Mets placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury.

Duda missed six starts in a row last week with a lower back strain and seemed to aggravate the injury in Friday night's win against the Rockies. Reliever Dario Alvarez will absorb his roster spot. Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer are expected to split time at first base with Duda sidelined.
Aug 22 - 4:55 PM

Lucas Duda was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rockies in the seventh inning when his back tightened up on him.

Duda missed six consecutive starts prior to Tuesday's game due to a lower back strain. If he isn't feeling better on Saturday, there's a chance that the slugger could be headed to the disabled list.
Aug 22 - 8:24 AM

Lucas Duda (back) is in the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.

Duda walked in an appearance as a pinch-hitter over the weekend, but he hasn't started since last Monday due to a back issue. Daniel Murphy will now slide back over to third base while Michael Cuddyer will serve as the DH.
Aug 18 - 3:38 PM

Lucas Duda (back) is hoping to return Tuesday against the Orioles.

Duda would have faced left-handers the next two games, so it makes sense to keep him out. Daniel Murphy has been holding down the fort at first base with Duda sidelined. Nine of Duda's 21 homers this year have come since the All-Star break.
Aug 15 - 5:50 PM

Lucas Duda (back) is not in the Mets starting lineup on Saturday.

It's the fifth straight game that the slugger has missed due to his back issue. With left-handers on tap the next two games, he could see that streak extend as well. Daniel Murphy will start at first base on Saturday.
Aug 15 - 3:31 PM

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

Duda had expected to return to action but obviously isn't quite ready just yet. Michael Cuddyer is at first base Friday.
Aug 14 - 3:15 PM

Lucas Duda (back) expects to return Friday.

Duda missed a third straight game Thursday with back stiffness, but he told reporters that the medication he received Wednesday already has him feeling much better. Duda, 29, is batting .247/.346/.476 with 21 homers and 55 RBI.
Aug 13 - 3:37 PM

Lucas Duda (back) is out of the Mets' lineup on Thursday for a third straight game.

Duda is still being bothered by back stiffness. He was given some medication Wednesday and will aim to return to full-time action this weekend versus the Pirates. Daniel Murphy is starting at first base and Kelly Johnson is at second base Thursday against the Rockies.
Aug 13 - 10:07 AM

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

His absence for a second straight day with a stiff back was expected, as the Mets are again facing a left-hander (Jorge De La Rosa). Duda should be ready to go on Thursday. Michael Cuddyer is at first base Wednesday.
Aug 12 - 3:13 PM

Lucas Duda is out Tuesday because of a stiff back.

Daniel Murphy will start at first base and Wilmer Flores will start at second base against Rockies left-hander Chris Rusin. Duda is considered day-to-day for now.
Aug 11 - 4:09 PM

Lucas Duda had a double, two walks, two runs scored, and three RBI across five plate appearances in Wednesday's victory versus the Marlins.

Duda ripped a two-run double as part of a three-run fourth inning, then tacked on a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. The first baseman is on a heater, batting .359/.422/1.103 with two doubles and nine home runs in 11 games since July 25. Overall, Duda carries a .249/.351/.485 batting line with 21 home runs and 53 RBI on the season.
Aug 5 - 10:28 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

The multi-hit game was Duda's fourth in his last seven games. The good stretch has his line up to .248/.349/.483 with 21 homers and 50 RBI.
Aug 4 - 10:43 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia