The Mets also optioned Argenis Reyes to New Orleans and purchased the contract of Nelson Figueroa. Figgy will likely replace John Maine in the rotation while he’s on the disabled list. Maine may even be lost for the season with bone spur problems in his throwing shoulder.
Figgy did a decent job in his first couple of starts for the Mets early this season. But the competition quickly caught up to him.
The Mets received pitcher Ricardo Rincon back from a loan to Mexico City. He was assigned to New Orleans.