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Mets confirm Manny Acosta promotion

6/3/2011

The Mets officially have promoted Manny Acosta to take demoted Mike O'Connor's roster spot. Here's the announcement from the team:

The New York Mets today announced the team has selected the contract of righthanded pitcher Manny Acosta from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. Acosta will wear uniform #36 and will be available for tonight’s game vs. Atlanta. After yesterday’s game, the Mets optioned lefthanded pitcher Mike O’Connor to Buffalo. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Mets transferred righthanded pitcher Chris Young to the 60-Day Disabled List.

Acosta, 30, was 1-0 with four saves and a 1.77 ERA (four earned runs/20.1 innings) in 20 games with Buffalo this season. He allowed 13 hits, issued 17 walks, recorded 27 strikeouts and held opponents to a .186 batting average against. The righthander had allowed one run over his last 13 appearances (0.6384 ERA), spanning 14.1 innings.

Acosta went 3-2 with a 2.95 ERA (13 earned runs/39.2 innings) in 41 games for the Mets in 2010. He allowed 30 hits, issued 18 walks and struck out 42 batters. The 6-4, 213-pounder went 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA (four earned runs/26.0 innings) against National League East opponents last year.

O’Connor was 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA (two earned runs/6.2 innings) in nine appearances for New York this season.