DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
7 hours ago

Duda was a last-minute scratch from Wednesday's lineup, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets didn't release an updated lineup but Duda was absent to begin the game, replaced by James Loney at first base. Apparently Duda "felt some soreness" during pregame activity but the report did not specify where he felt the discomfort. Duda just returned from a lengthy absence due to a back injury on Sept. 18.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
19 hours ago

Duda had a bases-clearing double in the seventh inning of the Mets' 12-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Duda is slowly regaining his stroke at the plate after missing more than three months with his back injury. With the Mets aiming to secure a Wild Card berth and do some damage in the post-season, look for Duda to be in the lineup the last four games of the regular season.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 days ago

Duda is not in the lineup Monday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

This will be the second straight day Duda sits out of the lineup, although it comes as no surprise to fantasy owners considering lefty Adam Conley is taking the mound for Miami. Eric Campbell will fill in for the slugger Monday evening.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 week ago

Duda is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Braves, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

EDGE Analysis

Duda started Sunday for the first time since May 20, but given the length of his absence, he was limited to just two at-bats Sunday and will not start Monday. He figures to be available off the bench if needed.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Duda, who was activated Saturday off the disabled list, is in the starting lineup at first base Sunday, batting seventh.

EDGE Analysis

Duda was to be limited to pinch-hit duty, so this comes as a major shock. He has been out since mid-May with a stress fracture in his back with James Loney handling most of the action at first base. Temper your expectations for Duda, but if he can string together some solid at-bats, he could see substantial playing time down the stretch.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Duda (back) was activated from the DL on Saturday, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The back injury cost Duda most of the season, but he has returned to the active roster and is hoping to provide the Mets with a lift as they push for a wild card spot. Duda will be limited to pinch-hit duty for the time being but the team is hoping he can start on a part-time basis again before the end of the season.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Duda (back) will return to the Mets on Saturday in a pinch-hitting role, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear how long Duda will be limited to pinch-hitting before he can return to first base for the Mets, but Duda's power will still be a valuable addition to the Mets bench. He hit seven home runs in 39 games before suffering the back injury, which had Duda on pace to repeat 25-30 home run totals he posted in 2014 and 2015.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
3 weeks ago

Duda, shut down from baseball activities for 30 days in early-August due to his back injury, will take batting practice Saturday and could rejoin the Mets before the end of the season, James Wagner of the NY Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda has made solid progress since he was shut down, prompting the resumption of baseball activities. James Loney has done a decent job replacing him, but he doesn't have the power bat Duda possesses while his fielding, which was his hallmark, has been less than advertised. Duda might need to play a few simulated games prior to rejoining the Mets, but it looks like that option may present itself before the end of the season.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

Duda (back) will be shut down from baseball activities for 30 days as he's still having discomfort, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda was said to be making progress, but this setback puts him in jeopardy to miss the remaining of the regular season. For any owners still hanging onto Duda hoping for a comeback can safely cut him in fantasy leagues at this point. In his absence, the Mets have been playing James Loney and Wilmer Flores at first base.

DTDLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

Duda (back) has progressed to additional baseball activities, yet remains without a timetable for return, the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda won't provide reporters with a specific timetable, as he doesn't want to disappoint, but it sounds as if the first baseman is now running, swinging and throwing. The majority of his hitting is limited to dry swings, but he did take a couple swings off a tee Saturday, according to Matt Ehalt of The Record. Manager Terry Collins plans to discuss a timetable with Duda in the coming days, but for now, the team will stand by the late-August timetable given last week. Once Duda is able to see live pitching, a clearer date should be established.