Lucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

Duda is not on the Mets' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card game matchup against the Giants, James Wagner of the New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda struggled down the stretch after returning from a back injury, and the expectation is that the Mets, who are carrying three catchers on the roster, will turn to James Loney at first base Wednesday night.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

James Loney, and not Duda, looks to be the starting first baseman for the Mets' Wild Card contest Wednesday against the Giants, Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda has struggled to regain his stroke at the plate after missing three months with his back injury. In addition, he has had some soreness in that area while also having some difficulties in the field. While neither Loney nor Duda have had much success against Madison Bumgarner, at least Loney has seen more action of late and could have some success against the tough southpaw.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

Duda (back) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Duda was scratched from the Mets' last game Wednesday due to his sore back, but he will be back in there Friday on the heels of a team off day. Duda will man first base and hit seventh against Phillies starter Alec Asher.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months 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.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months 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.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months 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.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
3 months 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.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
3 months 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.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
3 months 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.

Lucas Duda
1B NYM
3 months 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.