New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back, the team announced Monday.
There is no set timetable for his return, but the team expects him to be out four to six weeks.
Duda was scratched from this weekend’s games and underwent an MRI exam.
The switch-hitter is batting .231 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs in 39 games on the year. He was struggling of late, going 7-for-41 with two doubles, one RBI and five walks.
The Mets plan to use several players at first base including Michael Conforto.
New York has called up Ty Kelly and designated left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster.