Duda was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports. It's unclear when the issue cropped up on Duda, but it's apparently bothersome enough to warrant a stay on the disabled list. He'll be eligible to return May 24, though whether the first baseman will be ready to go by then remains to be seen. In the meantime, Hunter Dozier was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move and is starting at first base in his stead Monday.
Duda went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles. Duda drove in all three of Kansas City's runs, pushing him up to 18 RBI on the year. The 32-year-old has never hit for much average, but he's struggling in all aspects this year, as his .305 OBP and .368 slugging percentage both rate well below his career-worsts in those departments over a full season.
Duda is out of the lineup Sunday against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Duda will be joined on the bench by Alex Gordon as manager Ned Yost withholds two of the team's key lefty bats from the lineup with southpaw Matthew Boyd on the bump for Detroit. Cheslor Cuthbert will start at first base in Duda's stead.
Duda (undisclosed) will play first base and bat fifth against Detroit on Thursday, 610 Sports Radio - Kansas City reports. Duda was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup due to an undisclosed reason, but the 32-year-old was able to join the game as a pinch-hitter, striking out in his lone at-bat versus Craig Kimbrel. Through 27 games this year, Duda is hitting just .214/.287/.316 and he will look to get into a groove with right-hander Mike Fiers taking the mound during Thursday's series opener.
Duda was removed from Wednesday's starting lineup against Boston due to an undisclosed reason, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. The Royals have yet to announce a reason as to why Duda was taken out of the lineup, but in all likelihood, the first baseman is battling some sort of injury. In his place, Mike Moustakas (forearm) will man first base and bat third in the order. Consider Duda day-to-day ahead of Thursday's series opener against Detroit.