DENVER (AP) The New York Mets have placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury and recalled left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez from Triple A Las Vegas to fill his roster spot.
The team announced the move prior to Saturday night's game against the Colorado Rockies.
Duda told manager Terry Collins during Friday night's 14-9 win over the Rockies that the pain in his lower back had flared up after his sixth-inning at-bat, and he was taken out of the game.
''He is a big piece in our lineup,'' Collins said. ''When he walked up and said his back tightened up again, certainly we didn't need to hear that.
''Hope he comes back 100 percent and helps us finish it off.''
In another move, the Mets acquired outfielder Eric Young from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations and assigned him to Triple-A.