Lucas Duda Out With Back Stiffness, Joins Growing List Of Ailing Mets

Lucas Duda will not be making the trip to Lake Buena Vista where the Mets will take on the Braves later this afternoon. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Duda is suffering from back stiffness, and may miss a few games.

The list of Mets that are ailing this spring continues to grow. Other players currently nursing injuries include:

Andres Torres: Scratched from lineup with Right Hip Soreness, will miss a few days.

Pedro Beato: Was removed from game and MRI revealed Sore Rotator Cuff in his left shoulder. Out for a few days.

Jenry Mejia: Continues to recover from Tommy John Surgery.

David Wright: Hasn’t been cleared to play in any games yet because of Rib Cage Soreness

Ike Davis: Was diagnosed with Valley Fever, but will be monitored as he continues to play games.

Scott Hairston: Is out indefinitely with a Left Oblique Strain which has manager Terry Collins very “concerned” and “worried”.

Robert Carson: Suffered an Intercostal Strain and is out indefinitely.

Reese Havens: Continues to deal with Back Pain even after surgery to remove part of his rib was supposed to help him.

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