Showing posts with label Lucas Duda. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets and Brewers exploring trade for Ike Davis

Mets Rumors:

The Mets and Brewers discussed a trade that would've sent first baseman Ike Davis to Milwaukee, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. No deal is likely at this time, however, as talks failed to generate much traction.

First base is a definite need for the Brewers, as free agent Corey Hart is drawing interest from several teams, including the Mets themselves. New York is known to be shopping both Davis and Lucas Duda but reportedly would prefer to deal Davis and give Duda a clear shot as an everyday first baseman.

The Brewers prefer to explore the free agent market rather than talk trades at this stage of the offseason, a source tells Martino. The source also notes that the Brewers aren't likely to trade outfielder Norichika Aoki, which isn't surprising given that Aoki is playing on a bargain $2MM contract for 2014.

Five or six teams have inquired about Davis and/or Lucas Duda, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.  Duda is considered by some AL teams to be a fit as a designated hitter, Carig tweets.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mets News: Mets ask players to join nutrition program

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Mets Rumors: Who's on first in 2014?

Mets Rumors:

One of the many decisions the Mets have to make on their 2014 roster, is who is going to play first base?

The Mets have internal options at 1B in Lucas Duda and Ike Davis, but time may be running out for both. They also can move Daniel Murphy to first base, which would probably be the last resort. As for Duda or Davis, they are strong internal preferences. An survey found seven of nine scouts preferred Duda over Davis.

Mets insiders say in reports that they can go in another direction by going after a free agent first basemen or via the trade market. The Mets can try and use either Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, or Daniel Murphy as Trade Chips this off-season. If they trade Murphy (which I'm not happy with), the Mets can use Eric Young Jr. at 2b or they can even give prospect Wilmer Flores a shot over there. Of Course, Murphy in a trade would have to demand either a outfielder or shortstop that the Mets could use. So if the Mets don't get what they want, they would simply keep Murphy.

"We're at a point where we need to try to make a decision," Alderson said on WFAN. "Another factor frankly will be the trade market. What's the market for a first baseman with potential and power and the potential to be better? Ike is not that old. Any way we're getting to the point where we need to make a decision on those two guys or going in a different direction entirely."

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Niese Crampy, Duda at 1B, Wright Rehab on Road, Flores cranky ankles

Mets News and Notes:

Jonathon Niese said the leg issue that prompted Terry Collins to pull the southpaw in the sixth inning on Sunday night was just a left-calf cramp. Niese insisted he will be fine for his next start.

Niese said the issue began earlier in the plate appearance by Bryce Harper, which eventually ended with a walk and him getting pulled.

"I wasn't concerned," Niese said after the 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals. "I knew it was a cramp. I actually wanted to stretch it out and finish the inning, but it is what it is."

Niese said he took precautions on the humid night.
Terry Collins and Lucas Duda had a candid conversation after Duda returned from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 24.

"We talked about the situation in the outfield," Collins said. "And he said you, 'You know, I'm a first baseman.' And I said, 'I'm well aware of it.'"

Now, the Mets have the playing time to offer Duda at first base.

Ike Davis is likely lost for the season because of a strained right oblique. Davis will accompany the Mets to Atlanta to take part in the team's Monday night fantasy football draft, after a matinee against the Braves. Davis then will go to New York to have an MRI to get more specifics about the severity of his injury.

Collins figures Duda will perform better at the plate because he is playing a comfortable position rather than the outfield.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mets News: Lucas Duda will be backup at first and DH, not outfield for now

Mets News:

Terry Collins suggested Lucas Duda primarily will serve as a backup first baseman at this point, as well as serve as designated hitter when the Mets play at Cleveland at the end of their next road trip.

Collins has not ruled out outfield activity for Duda, but is not eager to use him there given the contribution of Eric Young Jr.

"I'm not probably going to disrupt what's going on in the outfield right now," Collins said. "So he's probably going to take more ground balls at first than he is [work] in the outfield."

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Mets News: Lucas Duda has been recalled from Triple-A Vegas, Mike Baxter gets demoted

Mets News:

The Mets announced that they have recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas and Mike Baxter has been optioned back down to the minors.

Duda batted .235/.353/.438 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI through 68 games this season prior to landing on the disabled list with an oblique strain in late June.

After completing a rehab assignment, the 27-year-old was optioned to Triple-A, where he hit .306 (19-for-62) with zero homers, three doubles and a 15/14 K/BB ratio over 18 games.

Adam Rubin of notes, because Duda was in the minors for less than 20 days after being optioned, the Mets will not lose his option status for this year. This means he will have one option left for 2014.

Duda primarily played first base while in Triple-A, but it’s unclear what role he’ll have now that he’s back with the big club. Ike Davis owns a .272/.435/.439 batting line in 41 games since returning from his demotion, though he’s currently in a 5-for-29 funk. While Eric Young, Jr. has struggled at the plate over the past month or so, the Mets probably don’t want to see Duda lumbering around in left field again.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/14: Lucas Duda wakes up in Vegas going 3 for 3

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/14:

AAA - LAS VEGAS 8, NEW ORLEANS 1 :  Lucas Duda played first base, he was 3 for 3 with 2 RBI's. Eric Campbell went 2 for 4 with  2 doubles, 2 RBI's. Kirk Nieuwenhuis batted leadoff going 2 for 3 with 2 walks, 2 runs scored. Matt Fox (6-4) got the decision, going 7 innings, giving up 4 hits, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, READING 3: The B-Mets broke a tie score in the eighth and hung on for the victory. One night removed from blowing a one-run lead in the ninth, B-Mets closer Jeff Walters stranded two in the final frame. After Hector Nerris blanked Binghamton for three perfect innings, the B-Mets scratched back against Kyle Simon in the eighth. With the score even at 3, Darrell Ceciliani hit a sharp infield single to first to start the inning. He moved into scoring position with his 29th stolen base of the season and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Following a one-out walk to Wilfredo Tovar, Alonzo Harris stroked a grounder to shortstop. Harris beat out the potential inning-ending double play, allowing Ceciliani to score the go-ahead run. Adam Kolarek worked around a one-out walk in a scoreless eighth before handing off to Walters for the ninth. Anthony Hewitt greeted Walters with an infield single and Troy Hanzawa lined a single to left, putting runners on the corners with one out. The right-hander fanned pinch-hitter Kelly Dugan and induced Albert Cartwright to pop out to catcher Blake Forsythe to end the game. Bradford (2-1) collected the victory, while Walters earned his 34th save. Starter Darin Gorski allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings in the no-decision. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, FORT MYERS 3: Robbie Shields produced a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. The Mets won their fifth straight and remain in first place in the second half in the Florida State League's South Division. The Mets trailed 4-3 entering their final at-bat. Dustin Lawley had a leadoff single against Tyler Jones. Rylan Sandoval then singled with one out. Matt Reynolds drilled a game-tying single. And Shields ripped a single to left-center to score Sandoval and win the game. Lawley, who finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, had hit a game-tying solo homer in the seventh -- his league-leading 25th long ball. Shields finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. Domingo Tapia allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out three in five innings. Randy Fontanez pitched two scoreless innings and fanned three. Carlos Vazquez picked up the win. He allowed one run and one hit in two innings. Box

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Mets News: Mets Option Lucas Duda to Triple-A Vegas

Mets News:

Lucas Duda is getting the same treatment as Ruben Tejada .

Duda presumed healthy after appearing in 13 minor league games across three levels, Duda was taken off a major league rehab assignment and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

That means Duda officially is a minor leaguer with the 51s, like Tejada.

Duda had landed on the disabled list June 22 with a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

He hit a combined .156 with one homer and six RBIs in 45 minor league at-bats while rehabbing. He is hitless in four at-bats since joining the Triple-A club.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Mets News: Lucas Duda Moving up to Triple-A Vegas

Mets News:

Lucas Duda's rehab from a strained intercostal muscle on his left side is due to continue with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Duda remains a rehabbing major leaguer. He has not been optioned to the 51s.

He hit .250 with one homer and five RBIs in 28 at-bats over seven games with Class A St. Lucie, after previously appearing in four Gulf Coast League games.

Duda is allowed a maximum 20 days on the rehab assignment, which began July 24. So it expires in one week.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Mets News: Eric Young to Second Base, Daniel Murphy to Third Base?

Mets News:

Terry Collins is used Justin Turner at third base and Josh Satin at first base Saturday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals.

But, the manager added, Daniel Murphy would be the logical choice to move to third base, with Eric Young Jr. shifting to second base, assuming David Wright's absence for a right hamstring strain is prolonged.

Wright got a MRI on Saturday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan after being forced to leave Friday's game in the 10th inning. He was in discomfort after legging out an infield single. He was classified with a moderate hamstring strain. Wright will likely miss 3-4 weeks according to Terry Collins.

Murphy is a natural third baseman. He last appeared at the position two seasons ago, making 25 starts at third base while Wright was sidelined with a stress fracture in his back.

Young has started one game and appeared in three games for the Mets at second base this season. He has started 45 major league games there.

Shifting Young from left field to the infield actually would open up an outfield spot and unintentionally give the Mets a place to play Lucas Duda once he is activated from the disabled list. Duda began a maximum 20-day rehab assignment for a left intercostal strain on July 24. Duda's locker is set up at Citi Field.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/2: Lucas Duda hits HR and drives in three for St.Lucie

Mets Minor League Roundup 8/2:

NASHVILLE 4, LAS VEGAS 2: Las Vegas didn't score after the third inning. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had an RBI. Starter Jacob deGrom suffered the loss after giving up four runs in six innings. Mike Baxter went 2 for 5 and Wilmer Flores went 2 for 4 in a losing effort. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, HARRISBURG 0: Binghamton shut out Harrisburg behind six shutout innings from starter Greg Peavey. He gave up one hit and walked two. Allan Dykstra and Travis Taijeron each had RBIs. Box

ST. LUCIE 4, CLEARWATER 0: Lucas Duda homered and drove in three runs as the Mets defeated the Clearwater, 4-0. Duda went 3-for-3 with a walk and played left field in his fifth game on a major league rehab assignment. Duda had a two-out RBI single in the fifth, and crushed a two-run homer in the eighth to make it 3-0. Box

SAVANNAH 9, GREENVILLE 4: Savannah scored six in the fifth inning to overcome a 3-1 deficit. Brandon Nimmo, Brian Harrison and Jeff Reynolds each had two RBIs. Shawn Teufel recorded the save. Box

JOHNSON CITY 11, KINGSPORT 3: Johnson City scored five in the sixth to break open the game.Jeyckol De Leon hit a homer. Starter Andrew Massie suffered the loss. Box

BROOKLYN 8, JAMESTOWN 1: Brooklyn put up a four spot in the top of the first en route to the win.Jared King went 1-for-5 with four RBIs to pace Brooklyn. Starter Miller Diaz gave up one run and two hits over six innings as he picked up the win. Box

GCL NATIONALS 9, GCL METS 3: The GCL Mets led 3-2 going to the bottom of the fourth but the GCL Nationals scored the next seven runs. Luis Guillorme went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Starter Andrew Church gave up three runs over four innings. Box

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/29: Matt den Dekker goes 4 for 6 in Double Header, Lucas Duda goes 1 for 4 for St.Lucie, Cyclones win fifth straight

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/29:

LAS VEGAS 10, SACRAMENTO 4 (7 innings): Starter Matt Fox allowed one run in five innings in Game 1. Matt den Dekker went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored. In game 2, The 51's had 14 hits including a Jordany Valdespin's 3-run HR. Jamie Hoffman lead the way with 3 hits (2 doubles) and two RBI's. Greg Burke got the win (2-1). Matt den Dekker went 2 for 3 with a RBI. Den dekker has raised his Average to .271 Box 1, Box 2

A+ - ST. LUCIE 5, TAMPA 4: Rob Refsnyder’s throwing error allowed two runs to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets rallied past Tampa. Jayce Boyd had a one-out single. After Gilbert Gomez pinch-ran, Kevin Plawecki doubled to put runners at second and third. Matt Reynolds received an intentional walk and Robbie Shields struck out. Then, with the bases loaded and two outs, Kyle Johnson ripped a 2-2 pitch to second. Refsynder knocked it down before throwing the ball away, toward the Yankees dugout, to allow Gomez and Plawecki to score. Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and played left field in his first game with Class A St. Lucie on a rehab assignment. Johnson went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored. T.J. Rivera had two hits and an RBI double. Shields added a double and a run scored. Rainy Lara received a no-decision despite throwing seven innings and allowing two runs and eight hits with no walks. T.J. Chism allowed two runs with two outs in the top of the ninth as the Yankees took a 4-3 lead. Cody Satterwhite recorded the final out of that half-inning to earn his first win. Box

A - ASHEVILLE 5, SAVANNAH 4: Hunter Carnevale allowed a pair of seventh-inning runs as Asheville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Box

RK - KINGSPORT 4, ELIZABETHTON 0: Martires Arias tossed seven scoreless innings and combined with Luis Rengel and Ricky Jacquez on the shutout. Leadoff hitter Yeixon Ruiz scored three runs. Jeff McNeil went 3-for-3. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 4, HUDSON VALLEY 0: Carlos Valdez tossed six scoreless innings as the Cyclones won their fifth straight. It marked the second time this season Valdez went six innings without allowing an earned run. This time, he allowed four hits, walked one and struck out three before handing the ball to Akeel Morris. Morris tossed three shutout innings to continue his spectacular season. Through 25 innings, Morris has yet to allow an earned run. He has struck out 31. Matthew Oberste got the Cyclones on the board with a long ball. The homer was Oberste’s second of the season. The other came June 19 against Staten Island. After hitting only four homers through the first 36 games of the season, the Cyclones have now gone deep four times in their last four games. Oberste finished 2-for-3 with a walk. Brooklyn scored two more runs in the fourth. Oberste was involved again, leading off with a walk. Alex Sanchez followed with a double that put two runners in scoring position. James Roche took advantage, producing a two-run double. Roche has 11 doubles, tied for the team lead with Jared King. The Cyclones tallied their final run in the fifth, on a groundball that should have gotten the Renegades out of the inning. With two outs, Sanchez hit a grounder to shortstop Julian Morillo. Morillo intended to get Oberste out on the force at second, but bobbled it as King scored from third. Box

RK - GCL CARDINALS 5, GCL METS 2: With the score tied at 2, Gaither Bumgardner (0-2) was charged with three runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings. Travis d'Arnaud caught four innings and went 0-for-3. Vicente Lupo homered in the loss. Box

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Valdespin PCL Player of the Week, Syndergaard EL Player of the Week, Niese throwing in Miami, Duda Moved to St.Lucie, Jason Bay DFA'd by Seattle

Mets News and Notes:

Jordany Valdespin has been named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.

Since a demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas, Valdespin is hitting .500 (22-for-44) with two homers and 21 RBIs in 11 games.

The last Las Vegas player to win the league's weekly award: Ike Davis.

Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has been named Eastern League Player of the Week.

Syndergaard, obtained with Travis d'Arnaud and Wuilmer Becerra from the Toronto Blue Jays for R.A. Dickey in December, is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in seven starts since joining the B-Mets. He has struck out 46 and walked eight in 36 innings since the promotion to Double-A.

Jonathon Niese is visiting the Mets in Miami today and plans to throw a bullpen session for staff. Niese tossed two innings Saturday with the Gulf Coast League Mets in his first game action since returning from a partially torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Lucas Duda's rehab assignment for an intercostal muscle strain is shifting from the Gulf Coast League to the Class A St. Lucie Mets today. Travis d'Arnaud (foot) remains with the GCL club.

Jason Bay has been designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners to clear a spot for the return of Michael Morse from the disabled list. Bay was hitting .204 with 11 homers in 206 at-bats.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Mets News: Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud play full games in GCL

Mets News:

Playing in the Gulf Coast League for the third straight day, Lucas Duda and Prospect Travis d'Arnaud played full games for the first time Friday.

D'Arnaud, starting at catcher, went 1-for-4. Duda, the left fielder, went 0-for-4 with an RBI and three strikeouts.

D'Arnaud is returning from a broken foot. Duda is returning from a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/24: Duda, d'Arnaud play first rehab game for GCL Mets

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/24:

AA - BINGHAMTON 6, READING 4: Binghamton scored four in the sixth to beat Reading. Rhyne Hughes led the way with two RBIs. Starter Mark Cohoon gave up two runs in seven innings. Box

A+ - ST. LUCIE VS. DAYTONA (postponed due to rain)

RK - KINGSPORT 3, ELIZABETHTON 2: Kingsport won in a walk-off as Jeyckol De Leon drove in the winning run. Elizabethton trailed 2-1 going to the ninth but tied the game in the frame. Starter Martires Arias gave up one run in five innings. Box

SS - BROOKLYN 3, LOWELL 2: L.J. Mazzilli had the go-ahead double in the ninth as Brooklyn won an exciting game. Brooklyn took a 2-1 lead in the eighth but Lowell tied it in the bottom of the frame. Starter Dario Alvarez threw six shutout innings of one-hit ball. Box

RK - GCL METS 3, GCL MARLINS 0: Lucas Duda went 0-for-2 with a walk and run scored while Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Box

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Mets News: Duda expected to begin rehab games later this week

Mets News:

Lucas Duda is expected to begin rehab games later this week. Duda has been on the disabled list since June 22 with an intercostal muscle strain on his left side.

A position player may spend up to 20 days on a rehab assignment.

How Duda ultimately is reintegrated into the lineup once he returns will be a difficult chore for Terry Collins. Eric Young Jr. and Marlon Byrd are playing well in the corner outfield spots. And if Collins chooses to use Duda with Josh Satin at first base, it may signal the end of Ike Davis' Mets career.

Davis is earning $3.1 million this season and is arbitration-eligible, making non-tendering him in December at least a consideration without an uptick in production.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Mets Injury Updates: Lucas Duda, Jon Niese

Mets Injury Updates:

Collins said outfielder Lucas Duda (left intercostal strain) has started hitting. Duda has been on the disabled list retroactive to June 22.

The manager added that nothing has been discussed regarding the plan for reintegrating Duda into the lineup. Collins, however, did mention struggling first baseman Ike Davis' performance when talking about Duda's return.

"It may depend if Ike [Davis] starts hitting, that might have something to say. But if Ike doesn't start hitting, that will have something to do," Collins said in regard to Davis hitting just .192 since his return. "It has not been discussed where Lucas is going to stand when he's ready to play."

Davis has just two RBIs since returning on July 5, and is currently in a 2-for-21 skid.

Injured lefty Jonathan Niese (rotator cuff) is continuing to do long toss, according to Collins. Niese has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a slight tear in his rotator cuff.

"I know he's close to getting on the mound, which means he has to get close to 150 feet," Collins said.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mets Injury Report 7/11: Turner, Duda, Francisco, d'Arnaud, Byrdak, Feliciano, Atchison

Mets Injury Report:

Justin Turner (intercostal muscle strain) has started hitting off a tee and soft-tossing.

Lucas Duda (intercostal muscle strain) has started outdoors activities, but is not yet swinging a bat.

Frank Francisco (elbow) continues to have a nebulous issue in which doctors cannot detect any structural damage. "You're guess is as good as mine," Collins said about when Francisco might return to the Mets.

Travis d'Arnaud (broken foot) is not yet running full throttle. D'Arnaud has experienced some "discomfort" since beginning running on regular ground, but the Mets believe that is normal and not an indication of a setback.

Tim Byrdak, who is returning from shoulder surgery, has yet to throw back-to-back days with Class A St. Lucie. Collins said Byrdak and Pedro Feliciano both have the same issue: They do not sustain their velocity over multiple starts, which they will need to demonstrate before being a consideration for the major league club.

Scott Atchison will be activated from the disabled list and join the Mets when the team resumes play after the All-Star break next Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.

Atchison landed on the DL with a groin injury, which he suffered while throwing warm-up pitches in Atlanta on June 18. He had missed the previous month with an elbow bone-spur issue that was causing tingling and numbness in his fingers.

Atchison has made two rehab appearances in the past week with the Gulf Coast League Mets.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Mets News: Injury Updates for Turner, Duda, Tejada, d'Arnaud, den Dekker

Mets News:

Here are updates of injured/rehabbing Mets:

Justin Turner (left intercostal strain) is playing catch but not yet swinging a bat, signaling he is at least a couple of weeks away from returning.

Lucas Duda (left intercostal strain) is still limited to getting treatment.

Ruben Tejada (right quadriceps strain) played seven innings in a Gulf Coast League game Saturday. After playing nine innings, he may be ready to move to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Travis d'Arnaud (broken left foot) had some discomfort while running on flat ground, but that is to be expected during his rehab, according to Mets personnel.

Matt den Dekker (fractured right wrist) has regularly been playing in Class A St. Lucie games. He's still gaining wrist strength after having it immobilized for so long, will be reporting to play for Las Vegas Monday..

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mets News: Lucas Duda to DL, Zach Lutz to Mets

Mets News:

Lucas Duda has landed on the disabled list with a left intercostal strain.

The Mets have promoted corner infielder Zach Lutz from Triple-A Las Vegas for Sunday's series finale against the Phillies.

Lutz was hitting .286 (53-for-185) with 11 doubles, seven homers and 37 RBIs in 53 Pacific Coast League games.

Ike Davis was not consideration to replace Lucas Duda, according to team sources.

Davis enters Saturday night with four homers in his past two games with Triple-A Las Vegas, but team officials want to get him more minor league at-bats to ensure he is ready when he returns.
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