The Mets have reportedly avoided arbitration with Lucas Duda, agreeing to overpay him for the 2014 season with a $1.6375 million contract.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted the news Wednesday afternoon.
Lucas Duda was the last of the Mets arbitration holdouts. He had the nerve to ask for $1.9 million after his miserable 2013 while the Mets were offering a more reasonable $1.35 million.
With Ike Davis still around, Duda will be nothing more than a bench player in 2014. He still has a minor league option, so perhaps Lucas Duda will spend more time in Las Vegas than Flushing in 2014.