Lucas Duda set to begin rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton
Lucas Duda has been sidelined with a minor herniation of a disc in his thoracic spine for the better part of the last three weeks, and has been on the disabled list since August 22.
He was originally expected to return from the disabled list on Sunday, but Terry Collins said earlier this week that was unlikely to be the case.
But he began swinging a bat at the team’s minor league complex in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday, and he’s progressed enough to the point he will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton tomorrow against Altoona at NYSEG Stadium.
The team has not offered a timeline for Duda to return as of yet, although assistant GM John Ricco said in Miami on Friday while a return on Monday is unlikely, he could return sometime during the club’s series in Washington.
Original post, 10:40 am, updated 6:25 pm