15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
4 weeks 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.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 month 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.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 month ago

Duda (back) took swings off a tee Saturday for the first time since suffering his injury, Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda had been limited to dry swings prior to his activity Saturday.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 month ago

Duda (back) hopes to go out on a rehab assignment in a few weeks, The Record's Matt Ehal reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is still only tracking pitches and taking dry swings, so there are several hurdles he'll have to clear before going out on what could be a somewhat lengthy rehab assignment, given how long he has been out (since mid-May). Considering he won't be able to go out on a rehab assignment until at least mid-August, a return at the start of September is looking like the best-case scenario right now. James Loney and Wilmer Flores will handle the first base duties for the Mets in the meantime.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 month ago

Duda (back) took grounders and dry swings prior to Wednesday's game, The Record's Matt Ehalt reports.

EDGE Analysis

After running and playing catch Monday, he has progressed to swing the bat and getting work in the field, which is a good sign. Duda is still not expected back until mid August. In the meantime, James Loney will continue to man first base for the Mets.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 month ago

Duda, out since May 20 with a stress fracture in his lower back, began light baseball activities Monday in Florida.

EDGE Analysis

Duda was able to run and play catch Monday and the hope is that he will be able to incrementally increase his activity. If all goes well, Duda could begin a Minor League rehab assignment by early August, that will depend on how well his back reacts to the increased activity.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 month ago

Duda (back) is scheduled to begin baseball activity in Florida next week, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has been on the DL since May 23 with a stress fracture in his lower back. It sounds like he will be out at least through July, as this is not a rehab assignment, simply some baseball activities. In the meantime, James Loney will continue to get the bulk of the starts at first base for the Mets.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

Duda (back) isn't close to beginning a rehab assignment, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda, out with a stress fracture in his lower back, looked to be about two weeks away from returning to baseball activities in late-June. The hope was that Duda would be back the end of this month but timeline likely can be tossed away given this recent news. James Loney will continue to man first base for the Mets until/if Duda returns this season.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

Duda (back) remains roughly two weeks away from returning to baseball activities, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda continues to work back slowly from a stress fracture in his back, which initially landed him on the DL back in May. Given Tuesday's news, Duda appears on pace for a return sometime in the latter half of July following the All-Star break.

15DLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 months ago

Duda (back) has not been cleared for baseball activities, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda remains limited to riding the exercise bike as he continues to rehab from a stress fracture in his lower back. He was given a 4-to-6 week timetable once he was diagnosed with the stress fracture in late May, but we are nearly a month removed from that date and he is still limited in his activity. Once he's able to begin taking dry swings and participating in fielding drills, the Mets will likely release an updated timetable.