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Mets Bring Up Daisuke Matsuzaka, Send Down John Lannan

Mets reliever John Lannan reacts as Anthony Rendon of the Nationals rounds third in the 10th inning during Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets reliever John Lannan reacts as Anthony Rendon of the Nationals rounds third in the 10th inning during Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Well that didn’t take long.

The Mets are bringing up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster.

Matsuzaka’s contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.

Matsuzaka, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts for the Mets last year and 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Las Vegas this year.

Lannan, a 32-year-old left-hander, was 1-0 with a 15.25 ERA in five relief appearances for the Mets this year. He has the choice to refuse the outright assignment and elect to become a free agent.

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