Before yesterday’s game against the Tigers, Lucas Duda was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Duda was hitting .306 with a homer and 14 RBI in 16 games with the 51s – he was hitting .378 with a .928 OPS over his last ten games.
“Anytime you’re in the big leagues everything is good,’’ Duda said. “I wasn’t hitting too good in my rehab assignment, so it is what it is. I’m just glad to be back. … I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. I’m glad to be here and a part of the team.’’
Duda isn’t sure what the Mets intend to do with him, although Terry Collins said he will serve as a backup with opportunities both at first base and as a designated hitter.
“Wherever [they] put me, I played. I’ll play anywhere,’’ Duda said.
The Mets had to recall Duda before August 26 (20 days after he was optioned to the minor leagues), otherwise his final option would have been used.