Lucas Duda has MRI on Left Side

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Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos(PHILADELPHIA) — New York Mets first baseman/outfielder Lucas Duda was sent back to New York Saturday to have an MRI on his left side.

Duda felt soreness following the Mets victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night.

“We’ll find out what the deal is, but he was pretty sore last night when the game was over,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “He was still sore again today… Real sore this morning. So he’s going to be unavailable today. … He came in last night and said his side was hurting him pretty bad.”

Collins says he doesn’t know when the injury occurred but knew Duda needed to be evaluated.

If Duda needs to spend some time on the disabled list, Collins said recently demoted first baseman Ike Davis could be called up.

“If Lucas has to go on the disabled list, Ike certainly has to be in the conversation,” Collins said.

Davis had disappointed before being sent to Triple-A Las Vegas. Davis hit .161 with five home runs 16 RBIs and a .242 on-base percentage before the demotion. Since joining Las Vegas, Davis has turned it around, hitting .333 with four home runs and a .480 OBP in 11 games.

As for Duda, he’s hit .235 with 11 home runs, 23 RBIs and a .353 OBP in 68 games this season.

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