After just two Spring Training games, Lucas Duda is getting a much-needed rest — he is being held out of the next few exhibition games. Yeah, this bodes well for the season.
Duda is 0-7 with six strikeouts thus far this spring. That is not good.
Terry Collins told reporters that Duda’s wrist, on which he underwent surgery in the off season, is just fine. Rather, the team has been limiting Duda’s work in the batting cage, bringing him and his wrist along slowly. So Collins suggested Lucas Duda did not get enough practice swings, which is carrying into the game. Something like that.
Lucas Duda will work exclusively in the cage for a few days until he is declared fit for games that do not count.
And he’s the most experienced outfielder on the Mets.