Found June 22, 2013 on Around Citi:
The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Mets have placed 1B/LF Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list and have called up veteran Mets farmhand Zach Lutz. Lutz, 27, was hitting .286/.372/.481 in Las Vegas prior to getting the call. Many believed that Ike Davis was going to be set to rejoin the team with word of Duda’s injury, but the organization believes that the first baseman needs more time to redevelop his swing in Vegas. The move may have come as a surprise to some, but it appears to be the right move. Lutz has done nothing but impress throughout his tenure in the Mets farm system and has yet to receive a call not because of performance, but rather because the corner infield positions in Flushing have been clogged. Lutz is a strong offensive presence at the plate and an above-average power threat. He blasted a career-high 19 home runs in 2010 in only 72 games but hasn’t reached the plateau since largely because of injury. The Reading native only appeared in 213 games from 2010-2012 but has finally been able to remain on the field in 2013. Lutz and Josh Satin -Two farmhands that had been blocked by Ike Davis and David Wright prior to 2013- are now getting their first prolonged look at big league action. Satin has been successful in his limited role with the club thus far, going 3-8 with three walks in 11 plate appearances. Lutz is set to join the team on Sunday in Philadelphia for the Mets and Phillies  rubber match. Photo Credit: Michael Baron

Mets Place Lucas Duda On The DL, Call Up Zach Lutz

Updated by Daniel N. at 10:00 PM Lucus Duda is now on the 15-day DL with a left intercostal strain Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork has reported. The Mets have recalled infielder Zach Lutz from Triple-A to replace him on the roster. Lutz was hitting .286 with seven home runs and 37 RBIs in 53 Pacific Coast League games. Original Post Lucas Duda has an injured side muscle, and will meet...

Ike Davis Could Replace Injured Lucas Duda

Lucas Duda has an injured side muscle, and will meet with team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in new York, Terry Collins told reporters on Saturday. Collins said the Mets might consider promoting Ike Davis if Duda needs to go on the disabled list. Davis walloped two more home runs for the Las Vegas 51s on Friday night, despite a 5-3 loss to the Tucson Sidewinders at...

Mets place Lucas Duda on 15-day DL with left intercostal strain

The New York Mets have placed outfielder Lucas Duda on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain and recalled first baseman Zach Lutz, according to Jay Horwitz of the Mets media relations. According to Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, Duda reported he had soreness on his side Friday night and Saturday night. Tests then showed the intercostal strain. Duda has...

Mets Should Not Be Seduced By Davis’ Vegas Numbers

Las Vegas, I learned in grade school geography and reinforced by the movie “Casino,’’ is located in the desert, and when lost in the desert one can fall victim to a mirage. Surely, the New York Mets know this, too, and should not be seduced by the mirage of Ike Davis hitting back-to-back two-homer games. Davis, once considered part of the Mets’ core, is in Vegas gambling...

Ike Davis Has Second Straight Two-Homer Game For Las Vegas

First baseman Ike Davis walloped two more home runs for the Las Vegas 51s on Friday night, despite a 5-3 loss to the Tucson Sidewinders at Kino Stadium in Arizona. For the 26-year old Davis, it was his second straight two-homer game and with those blasts his confidence is now at an all time high as he continues his comeback to the major leagues. While there is no timetable set...

Ike Davis Homers Twice After Meeting With College Coach

ke Davis had a big game for the Las Vegas 51s going 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double and three runs scored on Thursday night in a 7-5 win over the Tucson Sidewinders. This came on the heels of his 2-for-2 performance with three walks the night before. Davis is now batting .306/.457/.583 in 46 plate appearances since his demotion to Triple-A. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York quoted...

Ike Davis Named PCL Player Of The Week

As we were talking about when Ike Davis will make his return to the Mets in the big leagues, he’s been bestowed with today’s Pacific Coast League Player of the Week award. The first baseman enjoyed a week in which he hit a healthy .474/.630/.1.263 in six games. That line includes four home runs, seven RBIs, and eight walks. Those four homers came in back-to-back games; he enjoyed...

Mets Bypassed Davis For Lutz Because Team Was Facing Three Left-Handers

I had two emails from readers asking me why the Mets elected to promote Zack Lutz rather than Ike Davis this weekend. The fact is that the Mets didn’t want to set David up for failure and with three lefties coming up in John Lannan of the Phillies, and John Danks and Chris Sale of the White Sox, they thought it best to leave Davis in Las Vegas where he can continue getting used...

The Mets Weekly 6/24: How About Harvey, Wheeler and Syndergaard For Starters?

Chris and Jenson bring you another edition of The Mets Weekly. In this episode they recap the week that was against the Braves and Phillies while weighing in on the Ike Davis, Jon Niese, Travis d’Arnaud and Collin Cowgill storylines. Follow Chris and Jenson on Twitter at @TheMetsWeekly and you can subscribe to them on their YouTube channel at ...

Adam Lind’s return to the majors could be an inspiration for Ike Davis

Toronto Blue Jays DH/ 1B Adam Lind has quietly gotten off to a solid start to the 2013 season. Due to his past couple seasons, it seemed as if Lind was fading as a power hitter. The 2009 AL Silver Slugger Award winner (DH) actually found himself in AAA Las Vegas last season. Lind’s 2009 season was tremendous, as he hit .305, 35, 114 with 46 2Bs for the Jays. He saw his numbers...
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