Lucas Duda and the Mets avoid arbitration, agree on a one-year deal


The New York Mets and first baseman Lucas Duda avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.2 million contract, Jon Heyman reports.

Duda requested $4.7 million from the Mets and was offered $3.75 million when arbitration figures were exchanged on January 16.  This was his first time in arbitration.

Duda hit 30 home runs and knocked in 92 RBI in 153 games last year. So it’ll also be his first time for a spring training in which people won’t constantly be asking how much playing time he’ll get, where, etc.