Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Mets placed outfielder Cliff Floyd on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right quadriceps.
Floyd's injury occurred when he was running to first base in the first inning of Sunday's 4-1 triumph over the Montreal Expos. He was not able to get off the field under his own power and was helped off the field.
New York, which is off to a 3-3 start will host the Atlanta Braves during the team's home opener at Shea on Monday. With the loss of Floyd the Mets recalled outfielder Eric Duncan from Class AAA Norfolk of the International League to take the place of Floyd.
Signed as a free agent in December 2002 by the Mets, Floyd was off to a solid start this season, batting .350 with one home run and three RBI in six games.