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Mets Matters: Duda Out Longer Than Expected; Pitching Updates

He’s a Met and it’s an injury, so you know this isn’t the best news. Initially it was a strained oblique muscle and Lucas Duda wouldn’t be able to swing the bat for two or three days. The injury was subsequently re-diagnosed to be a strained left intercostal muscle and will be out for at least a week. Reportedly, Duda has been dealing with the injury for a couple of weeks...
Via New York Mets Report
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Injury Update: Duda Won’t Swing Bat For Another Week

In his daily briefing with reporters on Thursday, Mets manager Terry Collins said that Lucas Duda will need at least another week before he starts swinging a bat again. The Mets first baseman is trying to recover from a left oblique strain that was initially supposed to sideline him for 2-3 days. Duda has been able to participate in running and fielding drills, so I’m sure it’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Suffers Oblique Strain

Lucas Duda will be forbidden from swinging a bat for a couple of days after developing a mild oblique strain according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Lucas Duda has a mild right oblique issue. Won’t swing for 2-3 days. Did go through fielding drills. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) February 24, 2015 Manager Terry Collins believes that Duda probably overdid things which led...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Left intercostal strain keeps Mets' 1B Duda from swinging bat

  New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will not swing a bat for the next few days as he recovers from a mild left intercostal strain. ''It's just a little sore, it's really a non-issue,'' Duda said Tuesday, when Mets position players were due to report to spring training. ''Just kind of taking time because, obviously, we haven't started yet. I foresee no issues for it.'' Duda...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda Strains Oblique

You’re a winner if you had Lucas Duda in the pool as to what Met would be the first to strain his oblique muscle. Duda strained his right oblique swinging a bat and won’t hit for two to three days. Duda will continue to work out in the field. Manager Terry Collins plans to limit the amount of swings a batter takes, just as a pitcher is restricted. A lot of players report early...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Has Oblique Strain, Won’t Swing Bat For Few Days

First baseman Lucas Duda has mild right oblique strain, the team announced. The injury will keep him from swinging a bat for 2-3 days. He was able to participate in fielding drills this morning.
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Terry Collins Can Maximize Offensive Production

Does playing Duda every single day actually make sense? The Mets offseason can only be described in one word: decent. The millions in payroll that was supposedly freed up appears to be just a mirage, and Sandy Alderson was unable to secure the big star fans think the team so desperately needs. The offseason that was supposed to be about getting that last big piece or two to prop...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is posed to break out…again

The now $4.2 million-richer Lucas Duda had a coming out party in 2014, belting 30 home runs, driving in 92 runs with an OPS of .830, an ISO of .228 and a WRC+ of 136. He excelled in both standard and advanced metrics and most importantly, created an affordable, viable cleanup hitter for the Mets to build around moving forward. Now the new script goes, if Duda can recreate those...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and Duda Agree to $4.2M Contract and Avoid Arbitration

The New York Mets and Lucas Duda have settled on a one year contract which will pay him $4.2 million in 2015, thus avoiding arbitration according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Duda, who earned $1.9 million last season, had requested $4.7 million while the Mets countered with $3.75 million. Coming off a breakout season in 2014, Duda heads into spring training as the Mets everyday...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Where does Lucas Duda rank amongst NL East 1B?

Lucas Duda’s breakout 2014 campaign gave the Mets a middle-of-the-order presence it sorely needed. The 28-year-old will be of utmost importance to a club looking to take a giant step forward in 2015, but where does he rank amongst divisional first baseman? vs. Ryan Howard (Philadelphia Phillies) At one point one of the most feared power hitters in the league, Howard remains a home...
Via Around Citi
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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