Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/1/12
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Okay, so now everything is official… The Mets have optioned catcher Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Josh Thole who was just activated and will be in tonight’s lineup against the St. Louis cardinals. Earlier today, the Mets placed pitcher Chris Schwinden on waivers and officially added reliever Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A Buffalo. Looks like the Mets opted for defense over offense in keeping Mike Nickeas who many predicted would be out. Original Post 5/31 The Mets announced that catcher Josh Thole and reliever Elvin Ramirez will join the Mets in time for Friday’s series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. Who is getting cut or demoted to make room for them has yet to be announced. Thole, who was hitting .284 with one home run before the concussion, has been on the disabled list since May 8, but started behind the plate for Triple-A Buffalo today and went 1-for-4 at the plate with a single. The Mets will have to decide between cutting Mike Nickeas or Rob Johnson t...
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