Found May 17, 2012 on MetsZilla:
It’s hard to take anything good away from the New York Mets loss on Wednesday night, but if you were looking for a silver lining, the fact that we may have finally seen the last of D.J. Carrasco would be a good place to start.  After giving up a 2-run homer to Todd Frazier in the 8th inning of yesterday’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds, Terry Collins and company had apparently seen enough of the 35-year-old veteran.
#bbpBox_202949347149754370 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_202949347149754370 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } The Mets designated RHP D.J. Carrasco for assignment. about 3 hours ago via Twitter for AndroidReplyRetweetFavorite @Mets New York Mets The night marked the second straight outing in which Carrasco gave up a home run and while he created a buzz Tuesday by hitting Ryan Braun after serving up a long ball to Rickie Weeks, the only headlines on Wednesday will be ones detailing his demotion. All I can say is good riddance, I had been struggling to figure out why this guy was pitching late in games for New York and was surprised by Collins decision to bring him in during a close contest in last night’s loss.  At least the Mets manager won’t be tempted to go to #77 and it’s good to see that a players paycheck won’t always guarantee them a spot on the roster (Carrasco is making a cool $1.2 million this season after hauling in the same amount in 2011). To take D.J.’s spot in the pen the Mets will turn to Robert Carson, a 23-year-old lefty who will give the Mets a little more room to maneuver and play match-ups in the late innings.
#bbpBox_202952476519956480 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_202952476519956480 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Robert Carson is returning from Binghamton. 2nd lefty. about 3 hours ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin Carson had been recalled by the club in late April but never made an appearance, but this time around he figures to get a much longer look.
#bbpBox_202964430215065601 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_202964430215065601 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Carson on the call-up: ““I’m just thankful and just so blessed, so honored to get this opportunity again.” #BMets #Mets about 2 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite @PSBLynn Lynn Worthy Overall the lefty managed to put together a nice line for Double-A Binghamton (1.84 ERA and 13/4 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings) and hopefully he can approach that productivity with the big league club because this bullpen sorely needs a boost! As for Carrasco, apparently there are no hard feelings……except maybe by those of us who had to watch him pitch these past 1 1/2 seasons.
#bbpBox_202953598819254272 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_202953598819254272 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Very honest D.J.: “It was pretty self-explanatory. I would have done the same thing if I was GM.” about 3 hours ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin  
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