Thomson ReutersAugust 25, 2013 12:46
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.