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Lucas Duda not close to return, Pedro Beato to Boston

New York Mets' Lucas Duda walks away after

New York Mets' Lucas Duda walks away after hitting into a double play to end a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs. (July 6, 2012) Credit: AP

CINCINNATI - Don’t expect to see Lucas Duda back in the majors anytime soon. Collins said Duda is still trying to work on his batting stance and even though he’s improving, they want to see some more productive results. Duda entered Thursday night hitting .258 with two homers and six RBIs in 16 games with Triple-A Buffalo.

“He’s working hard to getting himself spread out a little more,” Collins said, “and he’s having a little tough time adapting to that and feeling comfortable with it.”

...RHP Pedro Beato was awarded to Red Sox as player to be named later in the Kelly Shoppach deal.

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