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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Roster Moves: Nieuwenhuis, Hefner, Hampson, Beato

Mets Roster Moves:

Jeremy Hefner was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Pedro Beato will join the Mets on Thursday.

Beato is 3-2 with a 1.12 ERA in 16 relief appearances with Buffalo this season. He has allowed 15 hits and walked nine (three intentionally) while striking out 18 in 24 innings.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis avoided landing on the disabled list before Wednesday's game despite a right hand injury, but Jordany Valdespin officially was promoted anyway.

Valdespin took the roster spot of left-hander Justin Hampson, who was designated for assignment. The Mets apparently will go with six relievers, and only one lefty, in the bullpen for the remainder of the first half.

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