Duda may be Venezuela-bound for winter
September, 20, 2013
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
Getty ImagesLucas Duda and, possibly, Matt den Dekker will play winter ball to make up for lost at-bats.
Duda has only 355 at-bats this season between the majors and minors. He landed on the disabled list on June 23 with an intercostal strain on his left side. When he was ready to return Aug. 7, the Mets took him off a rehab assignment and optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Matt den Dekker also may be winter ball-bound, although that is not definite. Den Dekker suffered a broken right wrist late in spring training and has been limited to 285 at-bats between the majors and minors.
Terry Collins prefers both land with winter-ball clubs.
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