Mets DL Fernando Nieve, Call Up Cory Sullivan

An article by posted on July 20, 2009

The Mets have placed starting pitcher Fernando Nieve on the disabled list with a strained right quadricep muscle. Nieve hurt himself while running to first base in Sunday’s game against the Braves, and he pulled up lame. He had to be carted off the field. 

I’m a little surprised that the Mets opted to replace him with outfielder Cory Sullivan who was promored from AAA-Buffalo.

Sullivan was batting .290 with 2 homers and 24 RBIs.

To say I’m a little puzzled by the move would be an understatement.

I think most of us expected either Jon Niese of Nelson Figueroa to get the call.

Maybe Sullivan is just a temporary move until Nieve’s turn in the rotation comes up again on Friday?

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