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Lucas Duda, Mets agree to one-year deal

Lucas Duda of the New York Mets looks

Lucas Duda of the New York Mets looks on against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. (June 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The 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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