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Igarashi, Valdes demoted

The Mets demoted relievers Ryota Igarashi and Raul Valdes after Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, clearing room for the promotion of Saturday's starter Pat Misch as well as the reactivation of Francisco Rodriguez from the suspended list.

Valdes had allowed three homers over his past three appearances after throwing 10 straight scoreless innings from July 19-28. Igarashi had spent only two days with the Mets and did not appear while filling K-Rod's roster spot.