Duda To Get Playing Time In Left Field

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Mets announced on Saturday they are recalling outfielder Lucas Duda.  It will be the 26-year-old’s second stint in the majors during the 2012 season.

Duda was demoted to Triple-A Buffalo on July 24, to make room for talented pitching prospect Matt Harvey.  Before his demotion, Duda was batting .241 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 89 games.

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His inconsistent defense also played a large part in the decision to originally send Duda to the minors.

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At Buffalo, Duda’s power stroke has tapered-off.  In 25 Triple-A games, he’s only managed 3 home runs and 8 RBI.  His minor league average stood at .260 over 107 at-bats.

The Mets are yet to announce who will be sent down to make room for Duda.  Terry Collins told reporters on Saturday that Duda is expected to get most of his playing time in left field.

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Will Duda ever reach his potential?  Let us know, Mets fans!