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The Mets have put Ramon Castro on the 15–day disabled list, and replaced him on the roster with Robinson Cancel, who has been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans.

Additionally, Nelson Figueroa has been promoted and will be available in the bullpen for the Mets tonight in Philadelphia.

As such, Argenis Reyes has been optioned back to Triple-A.

For more information, be sure to check out ‘s Pre-Game Show starting at 6:30 pm, featuring Matt Yalloff, Kevin Burkhardt, Lee Mazzilli and Harold Reynolds.

Tags: Nelson Figueroa, Ramon Castro, Robinson Cancel
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Yesterday, with the Mets down by just one run in the third inning, Robinson Cancel was thrown out trying to steal third base, with David Wright at the plate facing a left-handed pitcher, against whom Wright is batting .387.

Jerry Maunel, on Cancel, while speaking to reporters following yesterday’s game:

“He was brain dead or something, something was wrong with him right there.  He’s probably one of our more intelligent players, and, like I said, he’s brain something got crossed up there and he decided to take off.  But, he’s a better player than that and he knows that’s not a good situation to run in.”

it happens…it shouldn’t, but it does…this was basically just one example, though glaring, of the lack of execution and focus that ran rampant among the team the entire weekend, whether at the plate, in the bullpen or on the base paths

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With the game tied in the bottom of the eighth inning, Robinson Cancel reached first base on a single.? He advanced to second on a sac-bunt.? Endy Chavez lined out on a quick rip to the pitcher.? David Wright was intentionally walked, and Carlos Delgado than ripped a double in to the left-field corner to drive in two runs.

Manuel, on Cancel, and whether he is starting to take to being a pinch hitter:

"Cancel is a good baseball player.? There are a number of positions he can play.? I haven't exposed him yet to those positions, but the one good thing about him is that I know when he comes to the plate it's going to be a quality at bat.? He's a very, very professional hitter and he doesn't run bad either."

Tags: Mike Nichols, Robinson Cancel
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During last night’s win against the Rangers, the Mets had the bases loaded in the sixth inning, with the score tied, and Pedro Martinez stepping to the plate, who had thrown 92 pitches and allowed just one earned run.

Willie Randolph pulled Martinez, and instead chose to use Robinson Cancel, who last had a major league hit in 1999.

The Shea crowd let out a raucous boo in response to Randolph’s decision, but Cancel singled to center field, driving in Carlos Beltran and Damion Easley with the game’s deciding runs.

Tags: MetsBlog, Robinson Cancel, Willie Randolph, Matthew Cerrone
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