|Jan. 22 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET20:39 ET1:39 GMT9:39 CST6:39 PM MST8:39 PM EST9:09 PM VEN5:39 UAE (+1)7:39 PM CT-The New York Mets settled their last salary arbitration case, agreeing to a one-year contract with Lucas Duda worth $1,637,500. The team was likely to announce the deal later Wednesday or Thursday.
Analysis: Duda hit .223 with 15 homers, 33 RBIs and 102 strikeouts in 318 at-bats last year. The first baseman-outfielder was sidelined from late June until late August because of a strained muscle between his ribs. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, he had asked for a raise from $519,240 to $1.9 million and had been offered $1.35 million.
|Sep. 5 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 CST3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Duda had three hits - including a double and his 12th homer - to lead the Mets past the Braves 5-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Duda is 7 for 14 in four September contests.
|Aug. 24 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET16:31 ET20:31 GMT4:31 CST1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST4:01 PM VEN0:31 UAE (+1)3:31 PM CT-The New York Mets have recalled Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned outfielder Mike Baxter to their top farm club.
Analysis: Duda returns to the majors for the first time in two months. He went on the 15-day disabled list June 23 with a strained ribcage and spent time at Las Vegas on a rehab assignment. When that ended, he was optioned to Triple-A on Aug. 7. Mets manager Terry Collins says Duda will primarily be a backup to first baseman Ike Davis and can serve as the designated hitter when the team plays in Cleveland early next month.
|June 22 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET22:59 ET2:59 GMT10:59 CST7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST10:29 PM VEN6:59 UAE (+1)9:59 PM CT-Duda (muscle strain in rib cage) was recalled from his rehab assignment and optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Analysis: Duda, batting .235 with 11 homers and 23 RBIs in 68 games, had been on the DL since June 22
|June 22 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 CST2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Duda returned to New York before Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies to have an MRI on his left side.
Analysis: Duda, batting .235 with 11 homers and 23 RBIs in 68 games, felt discomfort following New York's 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Friday night. Duda, usually an outfielder for New York, has been filling in at first base for Ike Davis, who was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas June 10. In 11 games with Las Vegas, Davis is batting .333 with four homers and eight RBIs.
|June 18 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET16:35 ET20:35 GMT4:35 CST1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST4:05 PM VEN0:35 UAE (+1)3:35 PM CT-Duda started at first base and got four hits in Monday's 2-1 loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: Duda's performance gave him hits in 10 of 12 road games.
|June 17 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 CST4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-The New York Mets have reversed course and moved Duda to first base while Ike Davis tries to work out his problems in Triple-A.
Analysis: Only last week, manager Terry Collins ruled out moving Duda from the outfield to his natural position after Davis was demoted. But Collins changed his mind Monday before the start of a series against the first-place Atlanta Braves. He feels it's best to have Duda at first, Daniel Murphy at second base, and an outfield of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd.
|May 27 11:31 AM PT12:31 PM MT1:31 PM CT2:31 PM ET14:31 ET18:31 GMT2:31 CST11:31 AM MST1:31 PM EST2:01 PM VEN22:31 UAE1:31 PM CT-Duda was 3 for 4 with his ninth homer in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Braves on Sunday.
Analysis: Duda is 13 for 37 during a 10-game hitting streak, though Sunday was just his second multi-hit performance during his streak.
|Apr. 11 2:31 PM PT3:31 PM MT4:31 PM CT5:31 PM ET17:31 ET21:31 GMT5:31 CST2:31 PM MST4:31 PM EST5:01 PM VEN1:31 UAE (+1)4:31 PM CT-Duda had two solo shots for New York in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Duda was 5 for 9 in the series.
|Apr. 4 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 CST3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Duda went 2 for 3 with two RBIs in an 8-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday.
Analysis: Duda also clubbed his first homer of the season.