Rays journal: Lucas Duda feels “odd” in return to Citi Field

NEW YORK â?? Many of the Rays, starting with starting pitcher RHP Jake Odorizzi, had never been to Citi Field before taking the field for Monday’s game, as the team hadn’t played there since 2009.

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But 1B/DH Lucas Duda was quite familiar, having played 7½ seasons there for the Mets before his late July trade to the Rays.

“It’s definitely kind of odd to be back, especially under the circumstances,” Duda said.

The Mets clubhouse crew assigned him to his old locker in the back corner of the clubhouse, and lots of staff came by to say