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Nieve goes on DL; Sullivan recalled

Updated: July 20, 2009, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The injury-plagued New York Mets placed right-hander Fernando Nieve on the 15-day disabled list with a torn muscle in his right thigh. He is expected to be out at least six weeks.

Outfielder Cory Sullivan was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take Nieve's spot.

Nieve injured the thigh trying to beat out a grounder in the second inning against Atlanta on Sunday night. Nieve, who is 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA, is the ninth Mets player on the DL. They have six players on the 15-day ...

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