Attempting to comeback from an intercostal strain, Lucas Duda played another nine innings for the GCL Mets yesterday as he continues to work his way back to the big league team. Duda went 0-for-4, making him hitless in 16 plate appearances with one walk.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets left fielder is on the move:
Lucas Duda’s rehab assignment moving from Gulf Coast League to Class A St. Lucie tonight. #mets
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 29, 2013
Because Duda 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.
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