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Friday, August 26, 2011

Mets News and Notes: Hairston, Batista, Bay

The New York Mets have officially put outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list and promoted right-hander Miguel Batista from Triple-A.

The Mets made the moves before Friday night's game against Atlanta. They also scratched left fielder Jason Bay from the starting lineup because of a jammed right shoulder.

Hairston's move was retroactive to Aug. 24, a day after he strained his left oblique while taking a swing.

The 40-year-old Batista began the season with St. Louis and was 3-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 26 games, including one start. He joined the Mets in July and went 3-0 with a 4.24 ERA at Buffalo.

Batista is set to pitch for his 10th team in the majors. The Mets need a spot starter next week and may use Batista.

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