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Mets demote Lucas Duda

Updated: July 25, 2012, 3:49 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets have demoted Lucas Duda, optioning the struggling right fielder to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

Duda is batting just .190 (19 for 100) with four extra-base hits in his past 29 games. New York's starting right fielder entering the season, Duda is batting .241 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs this year.

"He's gotta find that stroke he had when he first got here. He's been playing out of position a little bit. He's done an absolutely great job," manager ...

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