Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy options at 1B if Ike Davis demoted

Lucas Duda watches the flight on his seventh

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Lucas Duda watches the flight on his seventh inning home run. (April 7, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

PITTSBURGH -- If the Mets do decide to send slumping Ike Davis to the minors, Terry Collins Wednesday didn't rule out the possibility of using Lucas Duda or Daniel Murphy as his replacement at first base.

The Mets have been hesitant to dislodge Duda or Murphy from their positions, rightfield and second base, respectively. The thinking was the two needed to get comfortable at their spots...

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