Mets pull Jeremy Hefner off roster

Updated: August 11, 2013, 8:07 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PHOENIX -- New York Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner is headed to Triple-A Las Vegas -- or the disabled list.

Hefner, who had been in the rotation the entire season, has been ineffective since the All-Star break, going 0-2 with a 9.13 ERA in five starts.

So rather than go to a six-man rotation -- the original plan articulated by the organization with left-hander Jonathon Niese returning from the disabled list -- the Mets decided to demote Hefner.

However, Hefner has ...

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