Mets DFA Misch After Doubleheader To Make Room For Gee

An article by posted on April 16, 2011

Misch didn’t even get a chance to shower… He was just DFA’d to make room for Gee.  

Dillon Gee will be called up and take Chris Young’s start on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves, with Pat Misch being used to back up D.J. Carrasco’s start today.

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In a surprising turn of events, the Mets have placed right-hander Chris Young on the disabled list and promoted Pat Misch from Triple-A Buffalo.

Young experienced biceps tendinitis after his first two starts, and although he reported some improvement, his Sunday start was in jeopardy.

Misch was called up to replace him, but it is not known if he will start on Sunday yet. Interestingly, Misch was actually cut by the Mets after spring training, but decided to accept a minor league assignment.

In case you had not heard, Boof Bonser will have Tommy John surgery and miss 12-18 months.

You run a big risk when your season relies heavily on the success of players coming back from injury and reclamation projects like Chris Young and a host of others the Mets signed this offseason.

As Mets fans, we’ve seen these situations all too often over the last few years. Maybe it will be different with this new crop of players the front office brought in, but so far it’s looking a little bleak with one pitcher already cut and two on the shelf, and it’s only April 16th.

Hopefully, Young will be ready to be activated when he becomes eligible on April 26th.

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