Found August 24, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
The Mets announced that they have recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Mike Baxter back to Las Vegas. The move may have not been by choice as Duda had to be recalled by 8/26 to avoid burning his final option and forcing the team to keep him up all of 2014. The Mets Opening Day left fielder was hitting .306 with a homer and 14 RBI in 16 games with the 51s. I would predict that Duda will split time both at left field and at first base and clouds an already unclear situation for the Mets – one that will get even more clouded once David Wright is activated from the disabled list. The bottom line is that Duda is neither adequate defensively at first base or in the outfield, so this does little to help the Mets in the field especially with all of our starting pitchers now so focused and conditioned on pitching to contact. Duda hasn’t been with the team since landing on the Major League disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle back in late June. On Au...
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