- Mike Mazzeo, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Mets were busy making roster moves on Sunday:
Closer Frank Francisco was placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. Bobby Parnell and Jon Rauch are the likely candidates to close games in Francisco's absence.
Shortstop Ruben Tejada and right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez were activated from the DL. Jordany Valdespin was demoted to Triple-A.
First baseman Ike Davis still isn't ready to return to the lineup after suffering from a bout of food poisoning on Saturday.
Chicken "Little Jerry Seinfeld" was picked up and will be headed to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y.