Mets 1B Lucas Duda was in Friday night's original lineup but was scratched roughly 90 minutes before first pitch because he's still feeling sick, the team said. He was replaced by T.J. Rivera.
He is recovering from the flu and also missed Thursday's game.
Duda had played in 38 out of the team's 41 games since returning from the disabled list May 12.
In 78 at-bats during June, he has a .356 OBP, with five HR, eight doubles and 11 RBI in 25 games.
His 1.2 WAR, according to FanGraphs.com, ranks 10th among National League first baseman, despite him missing 18 games earlier this season with a hyperextended left elbow.
Last week, ESPN.com's Buster Olney was told by league sources that the Mets are open to hearing trade offers for their pending free agents, such as Duda, Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, and others.
June 20: Duda is 31 years old and a pending free agent. Meanwhile, 22-year-old 1B Dominic Smith, who the Mets drafted with their top pick in 2013, is getting close to being ready for a promotion. ... As of right now, I don't know of a single National League team that is looking to acquire a first baseman, who is also on his way to being a free agent. That said, Duda would be a nice fit in the American League, specifically filling in at first base for the Yankees or replacing Hanley Ramirez in Boston as a DH >> Read more.