New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will play with the Binghamton Mets this Saturday and Sunday on a Major League rehab assignment. Duda played two seasons with the B-Mets in 2009 and 2010 on his way to his Major League debut with the Mets five years ago. Duda landed on the disabled list on August 22 after suffering a thoracic herniation in his back.
The Mets selected Duda in the 7th round of the 2007 draft out of the University of Southern California. In 2009, the left-hand hitting first baseman swatted nine home runs and 29 doubles in 110 games in his first season in Binghamton. He returned in 2010 for 45 games in the Southern Tier before a promotion to Triple-A.Duda made his Major League debut in September 2010. Over six seasons, Duda has hit 95 home runs, including 30 in 2014. He has played 113 games in 2015, hitting .247 with 21 home runs and 56 RBI.
Duda and the B-Mets (75-62) start a four-game series Friday night at NYSEG Stadium against the Altoona Curve in their final tuneup before the playoffs. RHP Robert Gsellman faces LHP Steve Brault with first pitch at 7:05 PM. The Horizons Federal Credit Union Pregame Show, starting at 6:50 PM, can be heard on News Radio 1290 WNBF and on the Binghamton Mets Baseball Network via the TuneIn App.
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