NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Even in the offseason, the New York Mets get hurt.
Outfielder Lucas Duda broke his right wrist while moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern California. The team said he had surgery on Monday and is expected to be ready for Spring Training in February.
Duda was operated on by Dr. Andrew Weiland at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The Mets said that Duda will be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old slumped to a .239 average with 15 homers and 57 RBIs in 459 plate appearances this year, down from a .292 average with 10 homers and 50 RBIs in 347 plate appearances in 2011.
He also struggled mightily in right field before being sent to the Minors, and upon his return he received playing time in left field over Jason Bay.
Oy, Mets, Mets, Mets — what can you say? Here’s to a fast recovery, Lucas. Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…
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