Duda is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Indians. Duda has recorded just two hits in 20 at-bats in his seven games since returning from the 10-day injured list earlier this month. He may not even be a strong-side platoon player at this point, as he'll sit in favor of Cheslor Cuthbert on Monday, despite the fact that the Royals are facing a right-handed starting pitcher (Adam Plutko).
Duda is not in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Twins. Duda will head to the bench Friday with lefty Martin Perez taking the mound for Minnesota. Cheslor Cuthbert will start at first base and bat fifth in his stead.
Duda will head to the bench for Tuesday's game against the Mariners, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports. Duda is in line for his third straight off day with another lefty slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. Whit Merrifield will lead off and start at first base in Duda's place.
Duda is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Duda will stick on the bench for a second straight game with a left-hander in Tommy Milone set to serve as the primary pitcher for the opposition. In his place, Whit Merrifield is starting at first base while Jorge Bonifacio is starting in the outfield.
Duda is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. With a lefty (Martin Perez) on the bump for Minnesota, Duda will retreat to the bench while Whit Merrifield picks up a start at first base. Upon returning from the injured list Thursday, Duda started in the first two games of the series, going 0-for-6 with two strikeouts.
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