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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says the Mets have released RHP Miguel Batista.

The Mets designated Batista for assignment after last Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

However, on Sunday, Terry Collins expressed hope Batista would clear waivers and accept a minor league assignment with Triple-A Buffalo.

Batista struggled this season for the Mets, going 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA, having allowed 25 earned runs, 53 hits, 31 walks and five home runs in only 46 2/3 innings in 30 appearances and five starts.

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