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Mejia called back up

Posted By James Kwasnik On September 1, 2010 @ 1:35 am In Player moves | Comments Disabled

The New York Mets -announced that they recalled right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.  In addition, the team also selected the contract of outfielder Lucas Duda from Buffalo.  Mejia will wear uniform #32 and Duda will wear uniform #21.  Both players will be available for Wednesday’s game in Atlanta.

Mejia, 20, made 30 relief appearances with the Mets earlier this season, going 0-2 with a 3.25 ERA (10 earned runs/27.2 innings).  He allowed 29 hits, 15 walks and struck out 17 before being optioned to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on June 20.  The 6-0, 162-pound righthander made six starts with Binghamton, going 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA (four earned runs/27.1 innings) allowing 19 hits with 14 walks and 26 strikeouts before being promoted to Buffalo on Saturday, Aug. 28.  In a no-decision on Monday, Aug. 30, he made his lone appearance with the Bisons, tossing 8.0 innings, allowing one run on five hits while walking one and striking out nine against the Syracuse Sky Chiefs.

Duda, the Mets seventh round selection in the 2007 draft, split time during the 2010 campaign between Binghamton and Buffalo.  In 114 games between the two stops, he hit .304 (129-424) with 74 runs scored, 40 doubles, 23 home runs and 87 RBI.  Since his promotion to Buffalo in mid-June he hit .314 (83-264) with 44 runs scored, 23 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 70 games.   The left-handed-hitting Duda tied a Buffalo franchise record with a home run in five consecutive games from June 28 to July 2.

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