PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Catcher Paul Lo Duca returned to the New York Mets' lineup Monday for an important four-game series against the Phillies.
Catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. was designated for assignment Sunday night to make room for Lo Duca, who aggravated his strained right hamstring in a loss to Florida earlier this month.
The NL East-leading Mets had a six-game lead over Philadelphia. Lo Duca is batting .267 with five homers and 32 RBIs. He batted seventh against the Phillies, and singled in a run in the fifth inning.
Alomar hit .158 in six games with the Mets. Major league rosters expand Saturday, and Alomar could rejoin the team when he's eligible to return next month.
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