Duda Faced Live Pitching, Will Be Ready For Spring Training
Good news from the New York Mets on projected left fielder Lucas Duda, who underwent November 5th surgery to repair a fractured right wrist.
Duda took swings in the batting cage on Monday, and then faced live pitching for ten minutes at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has been working with Duda at the Mets complex since both of them arrived two weeks ago.
Last week, Duda began hitting off a tee, so this is another significant step forward in his rehab as he continues his recovery from the wrist injury.
Duda, who turns 27 next week, suffered the injury while moving furniture. It now appears that he’ll be ready to participate in full workouts when Mets camp officially opens in just under two weeks.
Much is expected from Lucas Duda this season. He may just be the only legitimate power bat in the outfield for the Mets, and is expected to transition from right field to left in 2013. He’ll probably be batting number five in the lineup behind cleanup hitter Ike Davis.
I’m very hopeful that Duda will have a solid comeback season this year.
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