Mets Recall Jenrry Mejia, Lucas Duda From Buffalo

ATLANTA (AP) — The Mets announced after a 9-2 loss to the Braves that two players, right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia and outfielder Lucas Duda, have been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.

Mejia made 30 relief appearances for the Mets this season, going 0-2 with a 3.25 ERA. Duda hit .304 with 23 homers and 87 RBIs splitting time between Double-A Binghamton and Buffalo.

Teams can expand their rosters on Wednesday for the final month of the regular season.

Statement from the Mets:

The New York Mets today announced that they recalled righthanded pitcher Jenrry Mejia from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. In addition, the team also selected the contract of outfielder Lucas Duda from Buffalo. Mejia will wear uniform #32 and Duda will wear uniform #21. Both players will be available for Wednesday’s game in Atlanta.

Mejia, 20, made 30 relief appearances with the Mets earlier this season, going 0-2 with a 3.25 ERA (10 earned runs/27.2 innings). He allowed 29 hits, 15 walks and struck out 17 before being optioned to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on June 20th. The 6-0, 162-pound righthander made six starts with Binghamton, going 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA (four earned runs/27.1 innings) allowing 19 hits with 14 walks and 26 strikeouts before being promoted to Buffalo on Saturday, August 28th. In a no-decision on Monday, August 30th he made his lone appearance with the Bisons, tossing 8.0 innings, allowing one run on five hits while walking one and striking out nine against the Syracuse Sky Chiefs.

Duda, the Mets seventh round selection in the 2007 draft, split time during the 2010 campaign between Binghamton and Buffalo. In 114 games between the two stops, he hit .304 (129-424) with 74 runs scored, 40 doubles, 23 home runs and 87 RBI. Since his promotion to Buffalo in mid-June he hit .314 (83-264) with 44 runs scored, 23 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 70 games. The lefthanded-hitting Duda tied a Buffalo franchise record with a home run in five consecutive games from June 28th to July 2nd.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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  • Jay

    The Mets’ new outfielder will have his own bad perfume named for himself.

    When the team stinks it up on the field it will be an “EAU DE DUDA DAY”

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