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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 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

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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

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Lucas Duda (back) is not close to being ready for a rehab assignment.

Duda still hasn't resumed baseball activities as he works his way back from a stress fracture in his back. James Loney has been solid as a replacement at first base and should continue to hold down the position for the remainder of the month.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 10 - 10:46 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins admitted Tuesday that Lucas Duda (back) is still at least two weeks away from resuming baseball activities.

That makes a return in July look a lot more questionable for the hobbled slugger. Duda has been sidelined since May 21 due to a stress fracture in his back. Expect to see more James Loney at first base for the Mets over the next month.
Jun 28 - 4:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Neil Walker
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Jose Reyes
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Zack Wheeler
7Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Edgin
7Seth Lugo
8Robert Gsellman
9Jenrry Mejia