Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/9/12
Lucas May sounds like a baseball player’s name. Actually, it sounds like a name from the 1960s or 1970s. Either way, the ball jumped off his bat yesterday, as he went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and two RBIs. If the name’s not familiar, the Mets signed May to a minor league contract last December and he is in camp battling for the backup catcher spot. May is a baseball lifer. He was drafted in 2003 and did not make his major league debut until 2010, when he came up in September and got into 12 games with the Royals. With the injury to Jason Kendall, it looked like May was going to catch a break and earn a spot with Kansas City for Opening Day last year. Instead he did not play a game in the majors, got off to a terrible start at Triple-A and was dealt to Arizona in mid-year. A .200 BABIP doomed May last year at Omaha, where he put up a .176/.263/.329 line in 95 PA. After the trade he went back to being the same hitter he was in 2010, as his .270/.363/.479 line for Ren...
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