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OF/1B Lucas Duda was recalled by the Mets prior to their 3-0 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Duda started 65 of the Mets' first 70 games, primarily in left field, but suffered a left intercostal strain June 21 and lost his job to Eric Young, who became the Mets' everyday leadoff hitter and left fielder in Duda's absence. Mets manager Terry Collins said Duda will be used off the bench and will likely serve as the Mets' designated hitter when they play the Indians in Cleveland Sept. 6-8. Duda was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas upon completing his rehab on Aug. 7 and was hitting .378 with seven RBI in 37 at-bats over his last 10 games for Las Vegas. He hit .235 with 11 homers and 23 RBI in 226 at-bats for the Mets before getting hurt.

OF/1B Lucas Duda was recalled by the Mets prior to their 3-0 loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Duda started 65 of the Mets' first 70 games, primarily in left field, but suffered a left intercostal strain June 21 and lost his job to Eric Young, who became the Mets' everyday leadoff hitter and left fielder in Duda's absence. Mets manager Terry Collins said Duda will be used off the bench and will likely serve as the Mets' designated hitter when they play the Indians in Cleveland Sept. 6-8. Duda was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas upon completing his rehab on Aug. 7 and was hitting .378 with seven RBI in 37 at-bats over his last 10 games for Las Vegas. He hit .235 with 11 homers and 23 RBI in 226 at-bats for the Mets before getting hurt.

RHP Matt Harvey had perhaps his worst start of the season on Saturday, when he took the loss after allowing two runs on a career-high 13 hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Mets fell to the Tigers 3-0. Harvey had allowed as many as 10 hits just once in his first 36 starts (10 hits against the Marlins on June 2). He struck out four, only the fourth time this season he has struck out less than five batters in an outing, but walked none for the second straight start and the fourth time in five outings in August. Harvey's ERA rose to 2.27, his second-highest mark of the season. He had a 2.27 ERA after his July 3 start against the Diamondbacks and a 2.35 ERA following his July 8 start against the Giants. While Harvey may make starts on five or six days rest down the stretch, he is lined up to pitch next in Thursday's homestand finale against the Phillies.

RHP Matt Harvey had perhaps his worst start of the season on Saturday, when he took the loss after allowing two runs on a career-high 13 hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Mets fell to the Tigers 3-0. Harvey had allowed as many as 10 hits just once in his first 36 starts (10 hits against the Marlins on June 2). He struck out four, only the fourth time this season he has struck out less than five batters in an outing, but walked none for the second straight start and the fourth time in five outings in August. Harvey's ERA rose to 2.27, his second-highest mark of the season. He had a 2.27 ERA after his July 3 start against the Diamondbacks and a 2.35 ERA following his July 8 start against the Giants. While Harvey may make starts on five or six days rest down the stretch, he is lined up to pitch next in Thursday's homestand finale against the Phillies.

OF Mike Baxter was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the Mets' 3-0 loss to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Baxter hit .208 with four RBI in 101 at-bats spread out over two stints with the Mets this season. He was recalled from Las Vegas on Aug. 3 and went 3-for-16 while serving mostly as a pinch-hitter. He grounded out as a pinch-hitter Friday night in the fifth inning of the Mets' 6-1 loss to the Tigers. Baxter is hitting .275 with five homers and 15 RBI in 149 at-bats for Las Vegas.

OF Mike Baxter was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the Mets' 3-0 loss to the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Baxter hit .208 with four RBI in 101 at-bats spread out over two stints with the Mets this season. He was recalled from Las Vegas on Aug. 3 and went 3-for-16 while serving mostly as a pinch-hitter. He grounded out as a pinch-hitter Friday night in the fifth inning of the Mets' 6-1 loss to the Tigers. Baxter is hitting .275 with five homers and 15 RBI in 149 at-bats for Las Vegas.

3B David Wright (right hamstring strain) fielded groundballs for the second straight day Saturday and also threw across the diamond prior to the Mets' 3-0 loss to the Tigers. Wright is not yet ready to begin running, though, and remains weeks away from returning to the Mets. He has been out since he was injured legging out an infield single against the Royals on Aug. 2. Wright is hitting .309 with 16 homers and 54 RBI in 105 games.

3B David Wright (right hamstring strain) fielded groundballs for the second straight day Saturday and also threw across the diamond prior to the Mets' 3-0 loss to the Tigers. Wright is not yet ready to begin running, though, and remains weeks away from returning to the Mets. He has been out since he was injured legging out an infield single against the Royals on Aug. 2. Wright is hitting .309 with 16 homers and 54 RBI in 105 games.

RHP Dillon Gee will look to continue his resurgence when he takes the mound Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series against the Tigers at Citi Field. Gee moved over .500 for the first time this season by winning his most recent start Monday, when he allowed an unearned run on six hits and one walk while striking out nine over 7 2/3 innings in the Mets' 6-1 win over the Twins. Gee opened the season by going 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA over his first 10 starts, but in 15 starts since May 30, he is 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA, a stretch in which he's lowered his overall ERA to 3.60. Gee has thrown at least six innings 14 times in his last 15 starts and has pitched seven or more innings nine times, including three times in four starts this month. Gee will be making his first career start against the Tigers. He is 5-3 with a 3.15 ERA in nine interleague starts.

RHP Dillon Gee will look to continue his resurgence when he takes the mound Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series against the Tigers at Citi Field. Gee moved over .500 for the first time this season by winning his most recent start Monday, when he allowed an unearned run on six hits and one walk while striking out nine over 7 2/3 innings in the Mets' 6-1 win over the Twins. Gee opened the season by going 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA over his first 10 starts, but in 15 starts since May 30, he is 7-2 with a 2.27 ERA, a stretch in which he's lowered his overall ERA to 3.60. Gee has thrown at least six innings 14 times in his last 15 starts and has pitched seven or more innings nine times, including three times in four starts this month. Gee will be making his first career start against the Tigers. He is 5-3 with a 3.15 ERA in nine interleague starts.