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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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Bryan Carroll, Staff Writer

Will the Mets stay healthy in 2017? Most likely not, but they’ll be healthier than they have been. Fortunately they’ll be healthier than last year because they couldn’t have gotten any more unhealthy.

I do believe the pitchers will stay healthy but those regular sparks of injuries will always happen. If they can stay somewhat healthy, especially when October comes, big things could happen.

The first player to land on the DL will be Lucas Duda. I wanted to say Duda even before the cortisone shots that he’s already gotten. The fact that he’s missed so many games over the past couple of years for back and hip injuries, and now they’re both acting up already, is not a good sign.

If he’s already getting shots before March, then how will he last an entire season? I plan on seeing a lot of Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, or maybe Neil Walker at first base.

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