Mets Recall Elvin Ramirez

24-Year-Old Reliever Called-Up From Triple-A
Elvin Ramirez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Elvin Ramirez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) - The New York Mets have recalled right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez.  The move was reported on the Mets’ official Twitter on Saturday evening.

The 24-year-old was called-up following news of the Mets placing starting pitcher Johan Santana on the 15-day disabled list.

In 5 games with the Mets this season, Ramirez has pitched 7.o innings and surrendered 7 earned runs.  His 2012 big league ERA stands at 9.00.

Ramrez is 3-1 in 29 minor league appearances and has recorded 2 saves for Triple-A Buffalo.

Mets fans were hoping that an exciting starter such as Matt Harvey or Zach Wheeler would be recalled to give their rotation a shot in the arm down the stretch.

Instead, Ramirez will help fill out a decimated Mets’ bullpen.  The Mets’ pen has been overtaxed by short outings by their starting pitchers.  Miguel Batista only lasted three innings on Saturday.

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