Posted: Wed January 22, 2014 10:28PM; Updated: Wed January 22, 2014 10:28PM

Mets, Lucas Duda agree one-year, $1.6 million contract

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Lucas Duda hit .233 with 15 homers for the New york Mets last season.
Lucas Duda hit .233 with 15 homers for the New york Mets last season.
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NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets settled their last salary arbitration case, agreeing to a one-year contract with Lucas Duda worth $1,637,500.

The team announced the deal Wednesday night.

Duda hit .223 with 15 homers, 33 RBIs and 102 strikeouts in 318 at-bats last year. The first baseman-outfielder was sidelined from late June until late August because of a strained muscle between his ribs.

Eligible for arbitration for the first time, he had asked for a raise from $519,240 to $1.9 million and had been offered $1.35 million.

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