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Duda not in lineup; Cedeno progressing

Duda not in lineup; Cedeno progressing

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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."

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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