Mets place Ramos, Flores on DL, bring back Robles, Plawecki
ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets have placed right-hander A.J. Ramos and infielder Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list and activated right-hander Hansel Robles and catcher Kevin Plawecki from rehab assignments.
Heading into a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves, the Mets added infielder Phillips Evans from Triple-A Las Vegas and brought in right-hander Gerson Bautista as Monday’s 26th man.
Ramos, sidelined with a right shoulder strain, and Flores, out with lower back soreness, have returned to New York for further evaluation.
Ramos has allowed eight runs in his last 4 2/3 innings. Flores is hitting .248 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 46 games.
Robles has been on the DL with a right knee sprain since May 9. Plawecki returned from a left hand fracture and has been out since April 12.
Manager Mickey Callaway said starter Jason Vargas has volunteered to pitch in relief if needed in the doubleheader. Vargas, 1-3 with a 10.62 ERA in five starts, would use an outing as his side session and make his next scheduled start.
“It’d probably be more like an emergency only if we go extra innings or something, or if we run out of pitching for whatever reason,” Callaway said.
The Mets cleared room for Bautista by optioning catcher Tomas Nido to Double-A Binghamton.
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