By Ed Coleman
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The Mets made a pitching change on Wednesday, calling up right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas and sending down left-hander John Lannan to make room.
Matsuzaka had made two starts at Las Vegas, pitching to a 2.25 ERA in 12 innings with 12 strikeouts. In his last start, he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and left with a shutout after seven. For now, Matsuzaka will work out of the bullpen, but he also serves as a hedge against two starting pitchers who are flirting with injuries.
Bartolo Colon, scheduled to pitch Saturday, has been dealing with back spasms. And Jenrry Mejia, who just pitched Tuesday, had to leave after five innings because a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand broke open.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on the move: