15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 1 day ago

Duda (back) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a stress fracture in his back, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Terry Collins does not expect his first baseman to be back for a while, which could be a big blow to the middle of the Mets' lineup as Duda has provided a solid seven home runs and 19 RBI through 39 games.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 1 day ago

Duda was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears that manager Terry Collins' hunch was correct: Duda's back issue is pretty serious, and apparently it's serious enough to send the first baseman to the disabled list. It's unclear how long he'll be out, but that should become clearer in the coming days as the results of his doctor visits become known. Infielder Ty Kelly was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his spot on the roster, but Eric Campbell will likely see the bulk of the playing time at first base while the 30-year-old is on the shelf.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 2 days ago

Duda (back) saw a doctor Sunday and will see Dr. David Altchek, the Mets team physician, on Monday but manager Terry Collins doesn't sound hopeful that he will be back in the lineup anytime soon, ESPN New York reports. "I'm real concerned, no question," said Collins. "I'm really concerned that this is going to keep this guy out for a while, but that's just me. I'm not the doctor."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duda has struggled this month, hitting just .175 with one home run in the 17 games he has played. But his presence in the lineup will be difficult to replace. Duda has been battling the back woes for a decent part of the month and underwent an MRI on Saturday, which appears to have revealed something that will sideline him for a while.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 2 days ago

Duda (back) is not in the lineup Sunday for the second day in a row.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duda has dealt with back issues for a week or so, and the Mets are giving him a few days off in an effort to get him back to 100 percent. It's not clear how much longer he will be sidelined, but Eric Campbell will start at first base Sunday for the second time in as many days, and figures to continue manning the position until Duda is ready to return.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 3 days ago

Duda (back) underwent an MRI on Saturday and is expected to miss at least a few days, ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duda was scratched from Saturday's lineup and subsequently examined by a team doctor, who advised the first baseman to take "a few days to rest." Duda will undergo further testing to determine whether or not a DL stint will be warranted, but at this point he should be considered day-to-day. "It's too early to tell," said Mets manager Terry Collins.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 3 days ago

Duda has been scratched from Saturday's lineup, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duda had been dealing with stiffness in his back earlier in the week, and the issue appears to have resurfaced. He'll be replaced at first base by Eric Campbell, who will hit in the five hole against Milwaukee's Zach Davies.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 5 days ago

Duda (back) is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duda missed the previous two games with some back stiffness, but it appears that the injection he received Monday did the trick to make his back feel better. He'll slot into his usual spot at first base and bat fifth against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 6 days ago

Duda'a stiff back is feeling better and he may be able to pinch-hit Wednesday with the goal to have him in starting lineup Thursday, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Duda received an injection Monday, which was to sideline him 2-3 days. Eric Campbell got the nod Tuesday and will start Wednesday at first base instead of Duda, who will regain his spot possibly as early as Wednesday.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 6 days ago

Duda (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears that even with the injection Duda received Monday, he'll head to the bench for Tuesday's matchup. That being said, the first baseman may not have even been in the lineup if he was healthy considering he doesn't hit all that well against left-handers like the Nationals' probable starter Gio Gonzalez, He's reportedly feeling much better and could be available to pinch hit, but a more likely scenario is that he rejoins the lineup for Thursday's contest.

15DLucas Duda 1B NYM 1 week ago

Duda is dealing with a stiff back and he received an injection Monday, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rubin's report explains why Duda, the Mets' best option at first base, was left out of the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. Given that Duda received an injection to treat his sore back Monday, it's possible that he'll require more than one day off before he can get back on the field. Eric Campbell will take Duda's place at first base Tuesday and he could do so again should Duda miss additional time.