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Mets 2017 Season Preview: Will the Mets stay healthy? First player on the DL?

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Mar 4, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) looks on from the dugout before a spring training game against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) looks on from the dugout before a spring training game against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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James Stumper Jr., Staff Writer

I usually try to be an optimistic person, but history tells us that is extremely unlikely that the Mets will stay fully healthy throughout 2017.

However, the same can be said about every other team in the league, so injuries along the way are to be expected. Unfortunately David Wright is already hurt, but I think there will probably be a few more along the way. A few injuries are easy to deal with, hopefully there is not a severe onslaught of injuries like in 2016.

If I had to pick a player to miss time this season, I would say Lucas Duda or Neil Walker. Since both are coming off back injuries, I would think that has a chance to be a nagging issue throughout the season. Hopefully that is not the case, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Duda or Walker end up on the DL at some point in 2017.

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