Lucas Duda has a (mildly) strained oblique

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Hey, it’s our first injury of spring training! Well, an exceedingly mild one, but since there’s nothing else to talk about, let’s talk about Lucas Duda’s mildly strained side muscle.

Very mildly, it seems, as Terry Collins says that it should only keep him from swinging a bat for a couple of days. Collins believes that the injury was the result of Duda just overdoing it in the cage, noting that he was in Port St. Lucie a month before spring training started working on his swing. See, the A-Rod critics are right: reporting early is really a bad idea.

Duda is coming off his best season and just signed a one-year, $4.2 million deal to avoid arbitration.