Lucas Duda RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duda diagnosed with stress fracture in lower back

    SI "New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back, the team announced Monday. There is no set timetable for his return, but the team expects him to be out four to six weeks. Duda was scratched from this weekend’s games..." May 23

  • Mets 'real concerned' about Lucas Duda's bad back

    Newark Star-Ledger "They won't know anything concrete until Monday, but the outlook for Mets first baseman Lucas Duda doesn't sound good, at least if you let manager Terry Collins say it. "I'm real concerned, there's no question," Collins said Sunday "I'm really concerned that this is going to keep this guy out a..." May 23

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    duda settles with mets at $6.725M

  • Sandy Alderson hints Mets may sit Lucas Duda in Game 1

    New York Post "Could another deep slump land Lucas Duda on the bench for the NLCS? General manager Sandy Alderson said Friday the Mets may decide to go somewhere else in Game 1 with Cubs southpaw Jon Lester on the mound. Duda started all five games of the NLDS against the Dodgers — four against left-handed..." October 17

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    Lynn Worthy @PSBLynn

    #BMets manager Pedro Lopez confirmed after the game that Lucas Duda's rehab assignment is done. Expects to join big-league club on Monday

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Lucas Duda will begin a Minor League rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Binghamton. He's nursing a thoracic herniation in his back.

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Duda still not swinging in Florida. Collins says it's not clear if the Mets will have him this weekend.

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets now expect Lucas Duda back from the DL as soon as he is eligible. Duda received a "favorable" second opinion today in California.

  • Mets 1B Lucas Duda lands on DL with back injury

    ESPN "New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda landed on the disabled list on Saturday, a day after he was forced to depart a game against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning when his back locked up. Left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez took Duda's roster spot. The Mets intended to promote Alvarez..." August 23

  • Lucas Duda may be DL-bound; Dario Alvarez earns promotion

    ESPN "New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda's back locked up during Friday's 14-9 win against the Colorado Rockies and he departed in the seventh inning. Team officials will make a DL decision Saturday, which potentially could spare rookie outfielder Michael Conforto a demotion to Triple-A Las..." August 22

  • Duda out for fourth straight game, lumbar strain

    ESPN New York "New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda remains sidelined for a fourth straight game with what he is now labeling a lumbar strain in his back. Duda did hit in a cage pregame Friday and planned to take grounders and go through a formal batting practice before the series opener against the..." August 15

  • New hitting approach paying big dividends for Lucas Duda

    New York Post "In the absence of David Wright, the Mets may have to adopt an all-hands-on-deck mantra to replace the offense provided by their injured captain. Just don’t tell Lucas Duda that. He has designs on carrying the Mets all by himself. On Wednesday night, the Mets’ first baseman continued his..." April 16

  • Not a lot of progress on Mets/Duda talks, but sides continue to talk

    CBS Sports "The Mets did a nice job extending young center fielder Juan Lagares, and while they're trying to do the same with slugging first baseman Lucas Duda, there was said to be limited progress on that front. So a potential new deal for Duda remained uncertain as the Opening Day deadline..." April 03

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Hear mets and duda aren't especially close to deal at moment, but they're working and there's still time before opening day

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Lucas Duda (intercostal strain) took 40 batting-practice swings and said he felt good. Terry Collins expects Duda in a game Friday.

  • Lucas Duda suffers mild oblique strain

    ESPN "Lucas Duda will be forbidden from swinging a bat for a couple of days after developing a left oblique strain. Terry Collins speculated that Duda probably overdid things. The manager noted that he showed up at the Mets' spring-training complex on a Sunday a month ago and found Duda in the cage..." February 24

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Lucas Duda settles with mets, $4.2M for 2015

  • Mets' Lucas Duda hospitalized with stomach ailment

    ESPN New York "New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda had to be hospitalized Friday, because of a stomach ailment that caused him to be dehydrated. "He's getting an IV, because he couldn't keep any fluids down," Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday afternoon. " May 09

  • Ike Davis is in a walking boot, Lucas Duda’s hamstring is barking

    Hardball Talk "Matt Ehalt reports that Ike Davis now has a walking boot on his right leg. Davis has been sidelined with right calf tightness for a week. Walking boots tend not to suggest that the matter is improving. Between Davis’ calf and Lucas Duda’s hamstring barking, it would seem that the frontrunner..." March 10

  • Mets Avoid Arbitration With Lucas Duda

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have avoided arbitration with Lucas Duda, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.6375MM, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter). Duda is a client of the Beverly Hills Sports Council. Duda and the Mets submitted arbitration figures last week, with Duda filing at..." January 22

  • Mets expect Ike, Duda to compete for first base "Awkwardness, Sandy Alderson said, should not exist in Mets camp this spring -- not even under the increasingly likely scenario that both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda are in the clubhouse together, battling for the starting first-base job. To that end, Alderson spoke with Davis last month at David..." January 11

  • Tejada, Duda attend fitness camp

    ESPN New York "Sandy Alderson revealed details Tuesday of a four-week fitness camp seven players from the Mets organization are attending this month near Ann Arbor, Mich. Alderson said the participants were Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores, 2013 first-round pick Dominic Smith and three other..." November 20

  • Will NY Mets trade Ike Davis, Lucas Duda or Daniel Murphy this winter?

    New York Daily News "This World Series -- or, as Mets fans seem to regard it, the annoying partition blocking you from the offseason you’ve long been waiting for -- will end either tonight or tomorrow, but the New York baseball reader should not expect immediate hot stove action. The Mets are looking to trade..." October 30

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Lucas Duda who last month was considering playing winter ball in Venezeula this offseason is not going to participate. #mets

  • Mets recall outfielder Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas, option Mike Baxter

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets have recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned Mike Baxter the club announced this morning. The team referred to Duda as an outfielder in a press release signaling that the immobile 6-foot-4 255-pounder will join a group that has improved dramatically – most notably on..." August 24

  • Mets eye Duda rehab games this week

    ESPN New York "Lucas Duda is expected to begin rehab games later this week. Duda has been on the disabled list since June 22 with an intercostal muscle strain on his left side. A position player may spend up to 20 days on a rehab assignment. How Duda ultimately is reintegrated into the lineup once he..." July 22

  • Mets' Lucas Duda placed on DL with left intercostal strain

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mets outfielder and first baseman Lucas Duda was sent to New York yesterday to undergo an MRI on his left side after reporting discomfort following Friday night’s win. Tonight, the team placed him on the disabled list with a left intercostal strain and recalled corner infielder Zach..." June 23

  • Mets: Lucas Duda exits outfield for first base

    North Jersey "They spent parts of four years molding him into an outfielder, a 230-game process during which Lucas Duda rarely looked comfortable. But with Ike Davis struggling in the minors and their offense in desperate need of some punch, the Mets announced Monday they were putting at least a temporary end..." June 18

  • Mets walk off with 2-1 victory over Rivera, Yankees

    New York Daily News "The Mets honored Mariano Rivera for his pending retirement Tuesday night by having the legendary closer throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The final regular-season offering of his storied career at Citi Field later resulted in the Mets’ second consecutive rousing comeback win over the..." May 29

  • Duda's remarkable patience at the plate may also be detrimental for the Mets "When Lucas Duda makes contact with a baseball, it tends to go far. He has routinely put a charge on pitches this season, often forcing outfielders to retreat from their already strategically deepened positioning. That is, when Duda swings. The burly basher has swung at just 33.5 percent of the..." May 05

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Collins making the lineup change he said he wouldn't: Duda fourth, Ike sixth. #Mets

  • Back stiffness keeps Duda on bench for chilly finale

    New York Post "A visit to the tropics might be just what Lucas Duda’s barking lower back needs. The tropics can be equated to New York, which is where the Mets were headed Thursday night after departing frigid Coors Field. Manager Terry Collins wasn’t going to take any chances with Duda’s back given the fact..." April 19

  • Mets' Lucas Duda tweaks back, leaves game

    New York Post "Lucas Duda may have been a victim of the cold at Coors Field. The Mets left fielder departed Game 2 of Tuesday night’s doubleheader with tightness in his lower back, and will be evaluated on a daily basis. Mike Baxter replaced him in left field last night. “It’s not a big deal, it kind of..." April 17

  • Mets Tejada, Duda get a day off as manager Terry Collins wants to ease team into season

    New York Daily News "The Mets gave two important young players some time off, but hope both will return within days. Before Monday night’s game against Washington at Tradition Field, Terry Collins said that shortstop Ruben Tejada was suffering from a quadriceps injury, and left fielder Lucas Duda would miss a few..." February 26

  • Lucas Duda struggles

    Bergen Record "Lucas Duda is reconstructing his swing, a tweak that appears to be taking a toll on his strikeout totals. In two games and seven at-bats, Duda is 0-for-7 with six strikeouts. "He’s not getting his feet down in the batter’s box," manager Terry Collins said after Sunday afternoon’s 7-all tie with..." February 25

  • Lucas Duda to sit for a few games, wrist is fine "Terry Collins told reporters Lucas Duda will not play in any games for the next few days. Collins said Duda’s wrist is fine and he isn’t otherwise injured; Duda just needs more work because he couldn’t properly prepare in the off-season due to the wrist injury." February 25

  • Mets outfielder Lucas Duda learning defense on the fly

    Bergen Record "Camped out in deep left field, Lucas Duda waits for a pitching machine to spit baseballs at him. He runs forward, snags a ball at his feet. He runs sideways, grabs a ball near the line. It is not the most effective use of his time, Duda will admit later. In this artificial replication of the..." February 22

  • Mets hope of switch is right move for Duda

    New York Post "Right was wrong, so left must be right. The Mets are taking that approach with Lucas Duda this spring, after a failed right-field experiment last season left both the player and organization wondering if there was a remaining fit between the two. “That was a long process, and obviously it..." February 20

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