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Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back, says, “It will be a while.”


Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his lower back,’s Anthony DiComo reports. He’s been placed on the 15-day disabled list and Ty Kelly has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Duda said of his injury timetable, “It will be a while.”

Duda has been bothered by back discomfort for most of this month and his performance has suffered as a result. He owns an uninspiring .231/.297/.431 triple-slash line with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 145 plate appearances on the year.

Eric Campbell is starting at first base for the Mets on Monday night against the Nationals. Kelly could also see some playing time at first base in Duda’s absence. At Triple-A, Kelly was hitting an absurd .391/.478/.548 with 12 doubles, two home runs, and 15 RBI in 137 trips to the plate.

Video reviews overturn 42% rate; Boston most successful

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NEW YORK (AP) Video reviews overturned 42.4% of calls checked during Major League Baseball’s shortened regular season, down slightly from 44% in 2019.

Boston was the most successful team, gaining overturned calls on 10 of 13 challenges for 76.9%. The Chicago White Sox were second, successful on eight of 11 challenges for 72.7%, followed by Kansas City at seven of 10 (70%).

Pittsburgh was the least successful at 2 of 11 (18.2%), and Toronto was 7 of 25 (28%).

Minnesota had the most challenges with 28 and was successful on nine (32.1%). The New York Yankees and Milwaukee tied for the fewest with nine each; the Yankees were successful on five (55.6%) and the Brewers three (33.3%).

MLB said Tuesday there were 468 manager challenges and 58 crew chief reviews among 526 total reviews during 898 games. The average time of a review was 1 minute, 25 seconds, up from 1:16 the previous season, when there 1,186 manager challenges and 170 crew chief reviews among 1,356 reviews during 2,429 games.

This year’s replays had 104 calls confirmed (19.8%), 181 that stood (34.4%) and 223 overturned. An additional 12 calls (2.3%) were for rules checks and six (1.1%) for recording keeping.

In 2019 there were 277 calls confirmed (12.5%), 463 that stood (34.1%) and 597 overturned. An additional nine calls (0.7%) were for rules checks and 10 (0.7%) for record keeping.

Expanded video review started in 2014.