Duda missed the past two games with back issues, and underwent tests all weekend long. The team received the results on Monday, which lead to the DL announcement.
Duda's numbers have gone down so far this season, batting .237, with an on-base percentage of .297 in 39 games. Although, he does leads the Mets with 64 home runs since the start of the 2014 season. The first baseman has struggled since his most recent home run, going 7-for-42 in that span. He has seven big flies this season.
The Kansas City Royals were the next team to lose a star, as outfielder Alex Gordon is ruled out three to four weeks with a broken wrist. The injury occurred in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox, when he collided with third baseman Mike Moustakas while chasing after a fly ball.
To be specific, the injury is a fracture of the scaphoid bone in his right wrist. Gordon did say that it was sore immediately after the game, but the severity of the injury was not yet known.
The Gold-Glove outfielder has also struggled in 42 games played, hitting a dismal .211 during Kansas City's slow start in the AL Central. He has been limited to four home runs and 10 RBI, but his defensive presence will sure be missed in left field.