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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MLB: Mets place Igarashi on DL with hamstring injury

Associated Press

NEW YORK The New York Mets have placed reliever Ryota Igarashi on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Igarashi was injured when he slipped trying to retrieve Koyie Hill's bunt in front of the mound during the eighth inning of New York's 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

The Japanese right-hander had an MRI exam Wednesday that confirmed the injury.

The Mets recalled right-hander Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo to take Igarashi's spot on the roster. Acosta was claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves on March 30.

Igarashi has no record and a 1.35 ERA in seven games with New York.