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Mets Designate Batista For Assignment

Does The Move Open The Door For Harvey's Debut?
Miguel Batista (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Miguel Batista (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – The New York Mets designated veteran pitcher Miguel Batista for assignment on Sunday.

The move was announced on the Mets’ official Twitter account on Sunday morning.

Appearing in 30 games this season, Batista has surrendered 25 earned runs in 46.2 innings pitched.  His 2012 major league ERA stands at 4.82.

In his latest start on Saturday, Batista only lasted three innings and gave up four earned runs.  The Mets went on to lose 8-5.

Reliever Elvin Ramirez was called-up from Triple-A Buffalo to take Batista’s place on the Mets’ roster.

Currently, the Mets’ rotation is shorthanded with Johan Santana landing on the disabled list and Bastista designated for assignment.

Manager Terry Collins knows that Jeremy Hefner will start on Wednesday, but is unsure who will take the ball on Thursday.

“We’re looking talking about all the options that are out there,” Collins told The Star-Ledger.

One option could be Matt Harvey, who pitched for Buffalo on Saturday night but gave up 6 runs.

Who will fill the void in the Mets’ rotation?  Will the Mets call-up Harvey?  Share your predictions below…