Attempting to comeback from an intercostal strain, Lucas Duda played nine innings for the GCL Mets yesterday as he continues to work his way back to the big league team. Duda was the designated hitter and went 0-for-4, making him hitless in nine at-bats over three rehab games.
Because he is on a major league rehab, the Mets will have to activate him within 20 days after beginning his rehab which puts his return at around August 12th. At that point the Mets must activate him and then either choose to demote someone from the 25 man roster to make room for him, or option Duda to the minors as the team did with Ruben Tejada.
Duda was batting .235 with a .353 on-base before he landed on the DL, and had 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 23 RBI in 226 at-bats this season with a .791 OPS.
There’s no disputing the fact that the Mets began playing better once Eric Young Jr. replaced him in left field. That begs the question of what to do with Lucas Duda? Is he still a part of the Mets future? What...