Duda sits with tight hammy

Lucas Duda

Lucas Duda

#21 RF
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM67
  • HR11

  • RBI42

  • R27

  • OBP.356

  • AVG.268

Lucas Duda is experiencing a tight hamstring. So Terry Collins chose to be cautious and sit Duda on Wednesday.

Collins placed Vinny Rottino, who otherwise would have manned first base against left-hander Brian Matusz, in the outfield instead.

With mid-90s heat and an off-day Thursday, Collins reasoned that it makes sense to wait until the weekend Yankees series for Duda to start.

"That scares me, always -- especially when you're that big and strong," Collins said about hamstring issues.