Lucas Duda Placed on DL, Zach Lutz Called Up

By Danny Abriano

Per a tweet from Mets public relations director Jay Horwitz, the team has placed outfielder/first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list with a left intercostal strain.  To take Duda’s spot on the roster, infielder Zach Lutz was recalled from AAA Las Vegas.

May 26, 2013; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets left fielder Lucas Duda (21) hits a home run during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Duda complained of discomfort after last night’s game, and was dispatched to New York today for tests.  There were rumblings earlier today that Ike Davis (who has 4 home runs over his last 2 games in AAA) would be called up if Duda landed on the DL, but the Mets are opting to give Davis at least a little more time in Las Vegas.

Duda was hitting .235 with a .353 OBP to go along with 11 home runs and 23 RBI’s.

Lutz, 27, was hitting .286 with a .372 OBP for AAA Las Vegas.  He had 7 home runs and 37 RBI’s.  Lutz likely would’ve been called up when Davis was initially demoted, but he had just returned from an injury.  That led the Mets to promote Collin Cowgill, who has since been DFA’d, instead.

According to the Mets, Lutz is expected to be available for tomorrow afternoon’s series finale in Philadelphia.

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