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Mets avoid arbitration with Lucas Duda

Mets' arbitration season is over as they agree with Duda on a $4.2 million deal.

Lucas Duda.
Lucas Duda.
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One day before his 29th birthday, first baseman Lucas Duda has agreed to terms with the New York Mets on a $4.2 million deal for 2015, according to Jon Heyman of

Duda, who made $1.9 million in 2014, is coming off a breakout season where he batted .253/.349/.481 with 30 home runs and 92 RBIs. He had the third-highest wRC+ among first baseman in the National League behind only Anthony Rizzo and Freddie Freeman. Due to his Super Two status, this is his second year of arbitration. He will be eligible to become a free agent after the 2017 season.

This agreement means the Mets have successfully avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players this year. Ruben Tejada signed for $1.88 million; Jenrry Mejia signed for $2.595 million; Dillon Gee signed for $5.3 million; Daniel Murphy signed for $8 million; and Bobby Parnell signed for $3.7 million. The Mets have not gone to arbitration since 2008 with Oliver Perez.