Duda to have hamstring examined Monday

Duda to have left hamstring examined Monday

Duda to have hamstring examined Monday
ATLANTA -- Mets right fielder Lucas Duda will spend his off-day Monday getting his left hamstring examined by a doctor in New York, manager Terry Collins said.

Duda has been dealing with a strained hamstring for a couple of weeks. Collins said Saturday he wants to keep Duda out of the lineup for a few days to allow the injury to heal. But the Mets want to know exactly what they're dealing with.

"We're going to let the doctors determine how bad the strain is," Collins said.

Collins said he didn't think Duda would need a trip to the 15-day disabled list. He also said he doesn't think the injury has contributed to Duda's recent slump. Duda is hitting .246 with 12 home runs, but is 4-for-29 with 11 strikeouts in nine games in July.

Collins said Duda has gotten away from doing what got him to the Majors and has started to swing for the fences too much.

"He's just trying to do what everybody expects him to do, and that's hit the ball out of the ballpark," Collins said. "I told him the other day, 'Just be a good hitter. You're a good hitter, stay who you are.'"