10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
9 hours ago

Duda (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Friday, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda said earlier this week that he will likely return to the Mets' lineup when he becomes eligible Sunday, so this appears to be the final step in the recovery process. The lefty has been out with a hyper-extended elbow, but will provide a much-needed source of offense to a roster crippled by injuries. Duda was off to a steady start in his first 13 games as well, slashing .238/.360/.571 with four home runs and seven RBI, and should immediately regain his everyday role at first base.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
5 days ago

Duda (elbow) said Sunday that he believes he will return from the DL once eligible, Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda did add that he still needs to regain full range of motion in his elbow, but it sounds like he has little doubt he will do so before the end of April. His DL move was made retroactive to April 20, meaning he's eligible to return as soon as April 30. Duda isn't hitting at a high clip early on this season, but he's getting on base regularly and already has four homers in 42 at-bats.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 week ago

Duda has been placed on the 10-day DL with a hyperextended elbow.

EDGE Analysis

Duda has been dealing with the ailment since colliding with Cesar Hernandez during Wednesday's game against the Phillies and subsequent tests appear to have confirmed the extent. The first baseman is hitting .238 this season with four home runs and a .931 OPS, but he'll be out for a couple of weeks. Jay Bruce will likely receive the lion's share of starts at first base, though T.J. Rivera could see some chances as well.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 week ago

Duda is undergoing tests on his hyperextended elbow Thursday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda injured his elbow in Wednesday's game after being involved in a collision at first base and was forced to leave the game shortly after. Once the results of the tests are available, an estimated return for Duda should become clear. Wilmer Flores is currently dealing with an infection, so Jay Bruce will likely move to first base until Flores are Duda are back in full health.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 week ago

Duda (elbow) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Duda will have the day to recover after hyperextending his elbow in Wednesday's game. There's yet to be any indication that he'll end up on the DL, so consider him day-to-day until further notice. Jay Bruce will fill in at first base for Thursday's game with Duda out of the lineup.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
1 week ago

Duda exited Wednesday's game against the Phillies early with a hyperextended left elbow, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Duda appeared to injure his arm on a collision at first base with Cesar Hernandez. The first baseman stayed in the game for the remainder of the half-inning, but was pinch hit for by Wilmer Flores in the bottom of the fifth. It's unclear how severe the hyperextension is, so we'll have to wait for more details to become available. He'll be considered day-to-day for now.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Duda is not in the lineup Saturday against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't much of a surprise, as Wilmer Flores will take over at first base with southpaw Adam Conley toeing the rubber. His brutal slash line against lefties last season (.133/.188/.267) will likely keep him out against left-handers whenever possible.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Duda went 2-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The fifth-inning blast off Edinson Volquez, Duda's fourth homer of the season, briefly gave the Mets their last lead of the game. The 31-year-old's enjoying a strong start to 2017, slashing .286/.390/.686 through 10 games, but with left-hander Adam Conley set to take the mound for Miami on Saturday, look for Duda to be back on the bench.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Duda is not in the lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the second time the Mets have lined up against southpaw Wei-Yin Chen this season, and given Duda's abysmal slash line against lefties last season (.133/.188/.267), he will again head to the bench for the matchup. Wilmer Flores will take over at first base for the game.

10DLucas Duda
1B NYM
2 weeks ago

Duda went 4-for-6 with a double and two solo homers in Tuesday's win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

He's compiled a concerning nine strikeouts in 24 at-bats, but Duda has also accumulated five extra-base hits and six RBI in seven games. The hulking Californian owns the heavy side of a first-base platoon with Wilmer Flores, which is enough for him to hold solid fantasy value in deeper formats.