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Duda not in lineup; Cedeno progressing

Duda not in lineup; Cedeno progressing

Duda not in lineup; Cedeno progressing
HOUSTON -- Lucas Duda remained under the weather Tuesday. He was scratched from the Mets' starting lineup Monday, but came on late in the game for pinch-hit duties.

Ronny Cedeno is progressing. The Mets infielder was placed on the 15-day DL on April 23 with a left intercostal strain.

"He's doing some stuff," manager Terry Collins said. "Right now he's swinging [the bat] and fielding some ground balls. They think by the end of the week that he'll be back to 100 percent. So he should be back pretty soon."

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Jason Bay, who did not make the road trip, is resting and could remain out of the lineup for more than two weeks with a fractured rib.

"My guess is it will be a little over two weeks," Collins said.

A little good news came from the bullpen, where Frank Francisco gave the all clear. Francisco was suffering from an upper hamstring issue.

"He's feeling a lot better," Collins said. "He told me [Monday] night that he was available. He'll be ready for today."

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