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Mets’ big September addition: a nearing Lucas Duda?

MIAMI — Before September, the Mets could get a much-needed offensive boost. Joining the Mets at Marlins Park Saturday to continue baseball activities, Lucas Duda said the stress fracture in his lower back should be fully healed in the next couple weeks, allowing him to then begin a rehab assignment. Duda, who took ground balls...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

Duda takes swings for first time since injury

Lucas Duda may still be a couple of weeks away from playing in any games, but the Mets' first baseman joined the team in Miami and took swings for the first time during his rehab process Saturday.
5 days ago

Mets' Lucas Duda hoping to begin rehab assignment in a couple weeks

Duda stopped by the Mets clubhouse Saturday at Marlins Park. MIAMI -- Now that he has resumed baseball activity, Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is hoping he'll be able to begin a rehab assignment in the next couple of weeks. Duda, who has been on the disabled list since May 23 with a stress fracture of the lower back, began swinging Saturday...
5 days ago

Lucas Duda Joins Team In Miami, Still Weeks Away From Rehab Assignment

Latest Update: July 23 Lucas Duda took ground balls at first base and swung a bat for the first time since sustaining a stress fracture in his back, this week. However, while visiting with the team on Saturday and participating in light workouts, Duda explained that he has only been tracking pitches and is still a few weeks away from beginning a rehab assignment. Duda has been on...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago

Lucas Duda Swings Bat, Takes Grounders For First Time

Update: July 20 Lucas Duda took ground balls at first and swung a bat for the first time since sustaining a stress fracture in his back, according to multiple reports. Duda is still a ways off — probably a few weeks — but this is a good sign as the Mets’ lineup badly needs him back. Duda has been out since May 23. Original Post: July 18 New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago

Lucas Duda out 'at least 4-6 weeks' with stress fracture

The New York Mets will be without their first baseman for a while. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back. Duda: stress fracture in his lower back — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 23, 2016 ESPN’s Adam Rubin quoted manager Terry Collins, saying that the injury will keep Duda out for at least 4-6 weeks, while Anthony DiComo of MLB...
Via Sportsnaut
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Implementing New Pregame Regimen

Lucas Duda had an addiction that not too many of us knew about, swinging. Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with Duda and his hitting coach, Kevin Long on the issue. Duda, was said to take an average of 200 swings between batting practice and the cage on any given day. It took an intervention from Mets officials and David Wright to get him to dwindle that down to 75 swings per...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

On Lucas Duda swinging fewer times this year

“[Duda] is really one of the hardest workers I’ve been around,” hitting coach Kevin Long said. “Some of the challenge I have as a hitting coach is backing him off. We still have our days, some days I can’t keep him away from the field or away from some of the drills, but for the most part I would say instead of going six out of seven days max-out crazy, he is probably...
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda could have a huge 2016

The Mets have done a good job of adding, and retaining, talent and depth to their roster this off-season. They are, arguably, a more complete and better team than the 2015 version that stormed their way to the World Series. Fans are rightfully excited to see Yoenis Cespedes back in the team’s lineup, but they’re also looking forward to seeing their youngsters like Michael Conforto...
February 06, 2016  |  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
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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