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John Lannan was outrighted and Daisuke Matsuzaka has been called up, the Mets announced.

Dice-K will pitch out of the bullpen. In two starts at Triple-A, Matsuzaka has a 2.25 ERA and 1.083 WHIP over 12 innings. He's allowed seven hits, walked six and struck out 12.

1:27 pm: I wonder if this means Jenrry Mejia's next start is more in question than the team is leading on? I know they're saying Dice-K will pitch in relief. But, in the event Mejia can't go, Matsuzaka can. At the very least, it's convenient...

As for Lannan, he needed to go. He wasn't pitching well. I'm all for having a left-handed reliever in the bullpen, but not if he isn't pitching well in that role. What's the point? The thing is, LHP Scott Rice hasn't been very successful either. I suspect we'll see Josh Edgin at some point sooner than later.

Tags: matthewcerrone, avsny, MetsBlog , Andrew Vazzano
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