Lucas Duda could return to the Mets before rosters expand on September 1, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
According to Puma, Duda did not take his demotion to Triple-A particularly well, as he felt he deserved the same flexibility Ike Davis has received through his struggles this season.
“He’s finally done sulking,” a club source told Puma.
Duda has hit .239 with two home runs and six RBI in 46 at-bats with Triple-A Buffalo. He has played both in the outfield and at first base since his demotion.
Duda was demoted on July 24 after enduring a 6-for-43 stretch with the Mets. He was hitting .241 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 307 at-bats over 89 games this season.