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Duda now an official minor leaguer

Lucas Duda

Lucas Duda

#21 LF
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM68
  • HR11

  • RBI23

  • R29

  • OBP.353

  • AVG.235

NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda got the Ruben Tejada treatment.

Deemed healthy after appearing in 13 minor league games across three levels, Duda was taken off a major league rehab assignment and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. That means Duda officially is a minor leaguer with the 51s, like Tejada.

Duda had landed on the disabled list June 22 with a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

He hit a combined .156 with one homer and six RBIs in 45 minor league at-bats while rehabbing. He is hitless in four at-bats since joining the Triple-A club.