Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Mets activated catcher Josh
Thole from the 15-day disabled list Friday and optioned catcher Rob Johnson to
Thole was forced to the DL on May 8 with a concussion after Philadelphia
Phillies infielder Ty Wigginton collided with the 25-year-old on a play at the
plate during their May 7 contest.
He was hitting .284 with one home run and seven runs batted in over 26 games.
Johnson, who replaced Thole behind the plate, hit .313 with one RBI in 11
games for the Mets.
New York also selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez from
Buffalo and designated righty Chris Schwinden for assignment.
Ramirez, 24, has split time with Double-A Binghamton and Buffalo this season,
racking up 35 strikeouts in just 27 2/3 innings of work between the two teams.
Schwinden went 0-1 with a 12.46 ERA in three games -- two starts -- for the
Mets this season.
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