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Davis, Duda get at-bats in Minor League games

Davis, Duda get at-bats in Minor League games

JUPITER, Fla. -- Both candidates for the Mets' first-base job -- Ike Davis and Lucas Duda -- showed progress in their recoveries from injury by playing in Class A games at the Mets' Spring Training complex on Friday afternoon.

Davis, nursing sore calves since early March, went 1-for-3 with a double and two walks. He did not run the bases but lightly jogged before the game.

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"Hopefully it feels better by next week to get into the big league games," Davis told reporters in Port St. Lucie. "I actually had a decent day. I kept the ball in the air, which is nice. I didn't roll over anything, but obviously I haven't hit a live ball in about a week or so. I didn't break all my bats and swing and miss every time, so that was nice. I felt good."

Duda, hampered by a left hamstring strain, finished 0-for-4 with a walk in a separate game. He also didn't run the bases but later ran in the outfield.

"The timing is a little bit off, but it felt good, for the most part," Duda said.

Davis and Duda will both get more at-bats on Saturday in Minor League games.

Christina De Nicola is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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