1B - FA
Free agent first baseman Lucas Duda has agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Braves and will report to Triple-A Gwinnett, according to a report from MLB insider Jon Heyman on Twitter.
Duda was released by the Royals last week and cleared through waivers without being claimed before ultimately signing with the Braves on Monday. In 105 at-bats this season, Duda batted .171 with four home runs. He will look to figure things out down in the minor leagues in hopes of being called up to fill a reserve role with the Braves in the coming weeks, but he is unlikely to be relevant in any fantasy formats.
Kansas City Royals DH Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-3 loss to the Indians on Wednesday.
Duda went deep in the ninth inning, giving him three homers on the season. It has been slow going for the veteran, who is hitting just .164 in 73 at-bats.
Kansas City Royals DH Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 5-1 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.
Duda provided the only offense for his team on a day where the Chicago pitching staff dominated. Duda is now hitting .222 with two homers, three runs, and eight RBI in just 27 at-bats. He is a cheap source for power numbers in AL-only leagues.
Lucas Duda was traded from the Royals to the Braves in exchange for cash, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Duda is going to the Braves to provide depth and a bat off the bench. He leaves his full-time role in Kansas City and will take a hit fantasy wise. Fantasy owners should move on from Duda for a better option on the waiver wire.
Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI on Sunday against the Indians.
Duda now has five hits in his last two games, and looks to be getting hot at just the right time for fantasy owners. His value still lies primarily in AL-only leagues, but he could work his way into deep-mixed league consideration if he stays hot.