New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will play with the Binghamton Mets this Saturday and 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.