Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has resumed his rehab after suffering a setback according. He is now taking “dry swings” as he looks to return from a hyperextended left elbow, manager Terry Collins told reporters on Tuesday.
Duda, 31, was initially supposed to return from the disabled list on Monday, but was shut down after experiencing soreness in the elbow. He first suffered the injury on April 19 while making a play at first base.
Previous Post – April 30
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that first baseman Lucas Duda has experienced a setback in his return from a hyper-extended left elbow. He will not return from the DL on Monday as was anticipated.
Duda is experiencing “slight elbow discomfort on full extension,” according to a team spokesman and as a result he could not make his last two rehab games this weekend.
The Mets say there is now no timetable for Duda to resume his rehab assignment.
In his absence, T.J. Rivera has seemingly taken over first base duties for the Mets.
Original Report – April 28
New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will begin his rehab assignment tonight with the St. Lucie Mets. He will be batting third and playing first.
Duda was placed on the 10-day DL on April 21, retroactive to April 20, with a hyper-extended left elbow.
The 31-year old Duda was hitting .238/.360/.571 with four home runs and seven RBI when he got hurt against the Philadelphia Phillies last Wednesday.
Outfielder Brandon Nimmo has gone 1 for 5 with three walks, three runs scored and two RBI while playing for St. Lucie during his own rehab assignment the last two days. He has played both games in center field.