Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/24/12
As expected, the Mets have announced that they have optioned Lucas Duda to Triple-A Buffalo. Duda was batting .241/.335/.391 in in 89 games with a dozen home runs and 44 RBI. Duda drew 42 walks and struck out 94 times in 307 at-bats this season, almost a third of the time. The big guy was mired in a horrendous slump in July that forced Terry Collins to start using other options in right field. His defense in the outfield cost the Mets a few games this month as well. This clears the way for Matt Harvey who is now active and with the Mets. Original Post 8:00 AM Following last night’s 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals, reliever Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo by the Mets, and reliever Manny Acosta was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to replace him om the roster. For Beato, Monday’s meltdown was the second time in a week that Beato cost the Mets a game. Last Tuesday Beato uncorked a game-ending bases-loaded wild pitch in another 10th inning loss to the Nationals. In seve...
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