New York Mets
NEW YORK -- Scott Rice, who had a banner rookie season last year after spending 14 seasons in the minors, is headed back to Triple-A.
Gonzalez Germen will be activated from the disabled list, where he had been since May 6 with a virus and abscess.
Rice was 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA in 32 relief appearances totaling 13 2/3 innings. That was perhaps a residual effect of last season's 73 appearances through Sept. 3, after which he required dual sports-hernia surgeries.
Lefty batters hit .174 against Rice last season. This season they were hitting .262.