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.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
His inconsistent defense also played a large part in the decision to originally send Duda to the minors.READ MORE: NYPD: Man Shot Inside Union Square Subway Station
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.MORE NEWS: Exclusive: CBS2 Cameras On Hand At Unannounced Security Screenings At Troubled New York City High Schools
Will Duda ever reach his potential? Let us know, Mets fans!