Ramon Castro has been placed on the 15-day DL. Robinson Cancel was promoted to take his place.
In a separate move, the Mets optioned Argenis Reyes to the minors and promoted Nelson Figureoa.
Castro went to New York today for an MRI. He was diagnosed with a strained quad. Jerry Manuel said the injury was severe enough that Castro would have been sent to the DL even if the Mets had carried three catchers at the time.
Figureoa was brought up because the pen was taxed last night. Obviously, the Mets decided one of their three second basemen were expendable.
“We figured after 13 innings we needed a fresh arm,” Manuel said.