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Lucas Introduced to Spring Training

The fourth round draft pick in last June's draft put together a positive rookie season in the Gulf Coast League where he appeared in more games than anyone on the roster. After showing flashes of promise that the Mets believe will turn into greater talent in coming years, he now prepares for his sophomore campaign and his first spring training.

"I think I did pretty good but there was always room for improvement. My body need to get used to playing everyday, and I think this year when I'm more physically ready to play, I'll be able to take my game to another level," reflected Richard Lucas when asked about his rookie season. The second-year third baseman, who did not turn 19 until the off-season, returned to the Mets' minor league...

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