The only discomfort Duncan felt was in the batter's box.
"I felt rusty," Duncan said on Sunday morning. "It had been a week without seeing live pitching. I faced all lefties. I think I was trying to do too much. I flew off on everything, but it felt good. I had some excitement -- first game of the year."
On Saturday against the Mariners, Duncan manned first base and finished 1-for-3 at the plate. He got the nod in left field for Sunday's road tilt against the Rockies. Duncan is competing for a job with the Indians as a part-time outfielder, first baseman and designated hitter off the bench.
Last season, Duncan hit .231, with 11 home runs and 36 RBIs in 85 games for Cleveland.