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Mets designate U.S. Olympian Knight for assignment

Updated: July 27, 2008, 1:21 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Brandon Knight was designated for assignment Sunday so the New York Mets could add an extra arm to their bullpen after a 14-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals the previous night.

His consolation prize? Knight is headed to Beijing as a member of the U.S. Olympic team.

Knight said he would have preferred to stay with New York, where the 32-year-old filled in admirably for Pedro Martinez before leaving after five innings with a 5-4 lead. Instead, he's off to California ...

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