Fernando Salas

Duda, Wheeler Say They're Making Progress In Return To Mets

For Lucas Duda and Zack Wheeler, just getting back on the field was a positive sign.

Part of the banged-up brigade for the New York Mets last year, both Duda and Wheeler said Wednesday that they're making progress in their return from injuries.

Duda resumed full baseball activities after being slowed by back and hip issues. After a morning workout, the power-hitting first baseman said he wasn't sure when he'll make his spring training debut in a game.

"I don't want to say two days, three days, then it be four or five, but we'll take it day-by-day," Duda said.

Duda had been sidelined at the plate since last week, when he took too many swings in batting...

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