The New York Mets have activated shortstop Ronny Cedeno from the 15-day disabled list and placed him in the lineup on Friday night against the New York Yankees. The team also announced that they optioned right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez to Triple-A Buffalo.
Cedeno had been battling a strained left calf and did a rehab stint with Buffalo. Before the injury, Cedeno hit .231 with one home run, seven RBI and 11 walks in 25 games for the Mets in 2012. Cedeno will bat second tonight against the Yankees.
Ramirez was 0-1 on the season with a 9.00 ERA. In seven innings with the Mets, Ramirez allowed 11 hits, eight walks and seven earned runs while striking out six batters. For Buffalo, Ramirez is 3-0 with one save in one opportunity. He has allowed zero runs, one walk and only five hits in 14 2/3 innings.
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