Mets’ Lucas Duda breaks wrist while moving furniture

By Kevin Chan,

The New York Mets announced on Tuesday that outfielder Lucas Duda broke his right wrist moving furniture at his Southern California apartment last month. He had surgery in Manhattan on Monday.

Lucas Duda, who will spend his offseason rehabbing, is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of spring training in February.

Duda, 27, had a breakout season in 2011, but struggled last season, and was sent to the minors for a month at the end of July, according to the New York Post. In 121 games, Duda batted .239 with 15 home runs and 57 RBIs, but was a disappointment.

It is unknown what the Mets plan to do with Duda given his injury. Duda’s natural position is first base, but won’t play there unless first baseman Ike Davis is traded. Last season, he played both right and left field in a platoon.

With a crowded outfield mix, the Mets could also trade Duda, noted the New York Daily News. But his trade value most certainly took a hit with his injury.



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