Pagan to Mets, Delgado DL

051209_pagan.jpgThe New York Mets placed first baseman Carlos Delgado on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 11th, with an impingement of his right hip. The Mets recalled outfielder Angel Pagan (pictured) from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Pagan will wear #16 and will be available for today’s game at San Francisco.

Pagan, 27, underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow on March 11th. The 6-2, 195-pounder played in three major league rehabilitation games with Buffalo (AAA), batting .286 (4-14) with two runs scored, two triples, and two RBI. Pagan batted .467 (7-15) with two RBI in five spring games this year with the Mets.

The switch-hitter batted .275 (25-91) with seven doubles, one triple, and 13 RBI in 31 games in 2008 for the Mets. His season was cut short after undergoing surgery on July 29, 2008, to repair a torn left labrum after he injured his left shoulder while diving into the stands for a foul ball at Dodger Stadium on May 7th.

Pagan has hit .259 (106-409) in parts of three major league seasons with the Mets, and Chicago Cubs with 23 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, and 52 RBI.

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