Yesterday, Lucas Duda told reporters he had a doctor appointment before the game for a non-baseball related issue.
Although Duda was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, he told reporters he was fine and expected to play in today’s game against the Marlins, although neither he nor Sandy Alderson would elaborate on Duda’s issue.
However, after yesterday’s game, Terry Collins told reporters he was unsure if Duda would be able to play in today’s game against the Marlins.
8:06 am: Duda will return to the lineup and bat fifth against the Marlins today.
Michael Baron, Contributor7:18 am: Whether he’s sick, or whatever the problem is, I hope whatever is troubling Duda passes quickly, for his sake. From a baseball standpoint, Duda is working on a new stance and his timing has been affected, so I hope he can get back in there and start to nail this down soon; he needs as many reps as he can get between now and the start of the season.