Mets activate Ruggiano demote Ynoa

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Prior to tonight’s game the Mets activated outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the 15-Day Disabled List. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed pitcher Gabriel Ynoa was sent back down to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Ruggiano, 34, was signed by the Mets on July 30 and he was 1-6 (.167) in three games before he ended up on the DL with a strained left hamstring. He was 3-11 (.273) with one double in three rehabilitation games with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Ruggiano will see the bulk of his playing time in center field for the Mets as they currently lack a true center fielder on the roster. He was starting in center field and hitting sixth for the Mets tonight.

The 23-year old Ynoa was recalled on August 13, and appeared in three games for the Mets. He allowed four runs in the three innings he pitched, but did pick up a win with a scoreless inning of relief in the extra inning marathon against the Padres back on August 13.  He will return to a 10-5 record with a 4.42 ERA at Las Vegas, but we most likely will see him again when rosters expand in September.

Manager Terry Collins also indicated prior to tonight’s game that both outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will be activated off the disabled list tomorrow.

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