March 14, 2014

Lucas Duda Will Be Back In Action Today

For the first time since March 3rd, Lucas Duda will see game action.  This according to a report by ESPN's Adam Rubin that Duda will DH during today's game.  It appears that Duda will get at least a one game head start on Ike Davis, who also has been hampered by injuries thus far this spring.

You'll recall that Duda has been the favorite for the first base roll all winter under the assumption that Ike Davis would be traded.  That never came about, and Duda finds himself with another uphill battle to earn the starting gig and/or remain on the Opening Day roster.  His best hope however is that Davis remains hobbled and cannot compete, otherwise its unlikely Duda can steal the starting first base spot with less than three weeks until the start of the season.

Duda has only appeared in three games this spring.  He has two hits in seven at-bats, one of which was a home run.

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