The New York Mets on Monday announced that they have placed infielder/outfielder Fernando Tatis on the 15-Day Disabled List, with a right shoulder AC joint sprain and recalled lefthanded pitcher Raul Valdes from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Valdes will wear #22 and was available for Monday night’s game vs. Cincinnati. Tatis will undergo further testing at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery today.
Valdes was with the Mets from April 11-June 24. He went 2-2 with one save and a 5.10 ERA (17 earned runs/30.0 innings) in 20 contests with New York. Valdes earned his first major league save hurling 3.0 shutout innings on May 25 vs. Philadelphia in an 8-0 win. He notched six strikeouts over 5.0 innings to earn the win in a 10-7 triumph on May 20 at Washington.
The 5-11, 190-pounder made two starts at Buffalo after he was optioned on June 24. He allowed one run on seven hits over 9.0 combined innings with one walk and 13 strikeouts.
Tatis was hitting .185 (6-41) with six runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, six RBI, six walks and 19 strikeouts in 41 games for New York.