Rays continue playoff push, acquire Lucas Duda from Mets

Rays continue playoff push, acquire Lucas Duda from Mets

The Rays acquired Lucas Duda to help with their playoff push. (AP Photo) The Tampa Bay Rays may have picked up the boost they need in the second half. The team added some pop to its lineup Thursday, acquiring New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda for pitcher Drew Smith, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The 31-year-old Duda is hitting .246/.347/.532, with 17 home runs, over 291 plate appearances this season. Duda’s strikeout rate limits his upside, but he walks and hits for enough power to offset his low batting average. Despite his .246 average this season, […]

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