Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:05:23 -0800
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (oblique) will not swing for another week, according to manager Terry Collins.
Fantasy Tip: Oblique strains can typically be tricky, so it's no surprise the Mets are being cautious with Duda. Obliques aren't good news for power hitters like Duda, either, so if this is a condition that lingers, it could impact his homer stroke, at least earlier in the season. Keep an eye out on his progress.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:42:03 -0800
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (oblique) will not swing a bat for two to three days because of mild right oblique pain. However, he did fielding drills Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Fantasy Tip: Duda's injury doesn't sound serious, but oblique injuries can be tricky, so the Mets will likely play it ultra-cautious early in camp. Duda won't help you at all in BA, but he does have plenty of thump in his lumber. Platoon concerns will make him a late-round option in mixed leagues.
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:08:56 -0800
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.2 million deal Monday, Feb. 2, according to a source with knowledge of the contract.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:28:18 -0800
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda will sit against left-handed pitchers, unless he proves early in the season he can regularly hit southpaws.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:35:29 -0800
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is asking for $4.7 million in arbitration, while the Mets have offered $3.75 million, according to a source.
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:44:12 -0800
New York Mets OF John Mayberry Jr. officially signed a one-year, $1.45 million deal Monday, Dec. 15. He's expected to start regularly against left-handed pitchers this year, with OF Michael Cuddyer potentially starting over 1B Lucas Duda at first base in those situations.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:23:40 -0800
The New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is unlikely to be platooned at first base next season, as the Mets have no plans of adding a right-handed hitting first basemen, according to sources.
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:13:12 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the team's 2-1 win over the Houston Astros Saturday, Sept. 27.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:19:51 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 10. 3B Eric Campbell is batting fifth and playing first base.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:13:47 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda will face Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels Saturday, Aug. 9, as the team prepares for the future and lets him face tough left-handed pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: It's great that Duda will see more at-bats against southpaws, but the matchup against Hamels is one you'll probably want to avoid, if you can, in daily leagues.