Collin McHugh will be added for Monday's start in St. Louis. The remainder of the call-ups should join the Mets on Tuesday, the day after Triple-A Buffalo's season ends.
The remainder of the call-ups figure to include right-handers Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia and Elvin Ramirez as well as Jordany Valdespin. The Mets also may reward a Triple-A veteran such as Matt Tuiasosopo or Fred Lewis.
Wally Backman is expected to assist the major league coaching staff.
Despite his struggles at the major league level, which included a .168 average, Nickeas hit .364 in 22 Triple-A games with the Bisons.
Lutz, 26, hit .299 (73-for-244) with 10 homers and 35 RBIs in 72 games with the Bisons. He was 1-for-8 at the major league level earlier this season.