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Lucas Duda Started Swinging A Bat Today

Terry Collins told reporters at Citi Field on Wednesday, that first baseman Lucas Duda has started swinging a bat today a little bit. Sounds like some light swings and not anything like hitting in the batting cage or batting practice. However it does represent some progress for Duda and perhaps things begin to start rolling for […]
Via Mets Merized Online
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Mets' Duda not on track to come off disabled list as scheduled

New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is no longer a sure bet to come off the 15-day disabled list this weekend.Duda has been sidelined since Aug. 21 due to stiffness in his lower back and is eligible to come off the DL on Sept. 6, but he has not even started swinging a bat while rehabbing at the team's facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla."I don't know how close he is," Mets manager...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Will Not Be Activated From DL When Eligible

Terry Collins told reporters today at Citi Field that Lucas Duda is still just tracking pitches and has yet to begin swinging a bat as he continues to rehab in St. Lucie from back pain. According to Collins, it is unlikely that Duda will be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible to […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Get Good News On Lucas Duda’s Back

The Mets received a second opinion on Lucas Duda‘s injured back and according to GM Sandy Alderson, it was “favorable”. Dr Robert Watkins, who also oversaw David Wright‘s rehab program from spinal stenosis, diagnosed Duda’s back as a small thoracic disk herniation. It doesn’t appear too serious and the team expects Duda back from the DL […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets reportedly place 1B Duda on DL with injured back

The New York Mets placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of his ongoing back problems, reports. Duda has been in and out of the lineup for the past two weeks, and he was forced to leave Friday's game after his back locked up on him. In 113 games this season, Duda is batting .247 with 21 homers and 56 RBI. From July 25 through Aug. 2,...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Lucas Duda Lands On DL With Sore Back

The Mets have placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list, a day after he was forced to leave the game with a sore back. Left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas and took Duda’s spot on the roster. Duda had recently missed six starts with this back issue last week, […]
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Would Be Foolish To Play Duda Today

The Mets haven’t posted today’s lineup yet, but let’s be clear, regardless of what Lucas Duda says, they would be foolish to play him today against the Pirates – regardless of the role. If Duda plays and is hurt and needs to go on the DL, the clock would start ticking from today. If he sits today and tomorrow, but it is deemed he needs to go on the disabled list prior to...
Via New York Mets Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Need To Be Smart With Duda

That the Mets are playing well gives them some leeway when it comes to dealing with Lucas Duda’s sore back. That they aren’t running away with the division means they must be concerned. The 3.5-game lead the Mets had heading into today’s game could vanish in less than a week. DUDA: Be smart with him. (AP) What the Mets can’t afford is to wait until the rosters expand Sept...
Via New York Mets Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda’s Turn With the Anomalous Dinger

Watching the Mets and the Nationals Sunday night on ESPN, there was a lot of talk about momentum. Momentum that the Mets seem to have, which has allowed them to catch and overtake their heavily-favored rival. It’s an easy thing to say, and an easy thing to believe, but then, right before the Mets caught fire, you could argue they bottomed out. They lost to the Padres, they had...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Is Not The Only One Blasting Home Runs for the Mets

It has been awhile since the New York Mets have been considered a legitimate contender in their division, but the time very well may have come. With six wins in their last eight games--including a 5-2 win over the Nationals on Sunday--the Mets are now tied on top of their division with Washington.Lucas Duda has had a lot to do with that run having hit nine home runs over the last...
Via FatManWriting
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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