NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Mets have put catcher Rod Barajas on the 15-day disabled list and promoted infielder Mike Hessman from Triple-A.
Barajas had an MRI exam today that showed a mild strain on his left side. The move was retroactive to Sunday.
The 32-year-old Hessman has hit 329 career home runs in the minor leagues, most among active players. He has 18 homers this year at Triple-A Buffalo. The Mets selected his contract and he will join them for Tuesday night’s game against St. Louis.
The Mets also say knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey reported no soreness in his hip area today. He left Sunday’s start at Dodger Stadium in the sixth inning with apparent discomfort. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.