Carrasco returns, Thayer down

June, 11, 2011
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D.J. Carrasco, who was demoted to Triple-A Buffalo on April 24 despite being in the first season of a two-year, $2.4 million deal, will rejoin the Mets on Sunday in Pittsburgh. He will fellow right-hander replace Dale Thayer, who suffered the walk-off loss Wednesday in Miwaukee, in his fourth appearance with the major league club.

Carrasco had been working as a starting pitcher with the Bisons. He took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning in his most recent outing, Wednesday against the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis. Overall, Carrasco was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in nine appearances (eight starts) with Buffalo. He allowed 46 hits and 17 walks while striking out 37 in 46 2/3 innings.

Terry Collins said he like Thayer's fastball and changeup, and that he needed to work on his slider to return and be effective.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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