ATLANTA -- New York Mets right-hander Scott Erickson was
placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday night after missing the
first NL start of his career when he strained a hamstring 11
minutes into his warmup.
Reliever Dan Wheeler took the mound in Erickson's place against
the Atlanta Braves. The Mets called up right-hander Jae Weong Seo
from Triple-A Norfolk.
Erickson signed a minor league contract with New York as a free
agent in the offseason and won a spot in the rotation with 3.75 ERA
in three starts during spring training. He missed all of 2003 after
he had surgery to repair a torn labrum.
In 11 seasons in the AL, Erickson was 140-128 with Minnesota and