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Frazier to DL amid flurry of roster moves

Kelly, Conlon, Rhame called up, Flexen sent down; Gagnon summoned to start Tuesday
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NEW YORK -- The Mets announced on Monday that Todd Frazier will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left rib cage muscle strain. The injury occurred in Frazier's first at-bat during Sunday's game against the Rays, and it progressively felt worse throughout the day. The third baseman received a cortisone injection and is optimistic that with the All-Star break coming up, he will be able return quickly.

Frazier had never been on the disabled list in his career before he became a member of the Mets. He has now been on it twice in the first half of this season.

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NEW YORK -- The Mets announced on Monday that Todd Frazier will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left rib cage muscle strain. The injury occurred in Frazier's first at-bat during Sunday's game against the Rays, and it progressively felt worse throughout the day. The third baseman received a cortisone injection and is optimistic that with the All-Star break coming up, he will be able return quickly.

Frazier had never been on the disabled list in his career before he became a member of the Mets. He has now been on it twice in the first half of this season.

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"The older I get, I still feel like I'm in control of my body, and then something like this happens," Frazier said. "It's unfortunate and it stinks, but there's nothing I can do about it. I'll just have to keep on trying to get better, and hopefully this isn't a long ordeal."

Jose Reyes got the start at third base in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Phillies on Monday. The Mets also recalled infielder Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas to play some third while Frazier is on the disabled list. Kelly is expected to start at the hot corner for the second game of the twin bill. Mets manager Mickey Callaway also indicated that Wilmer Flores is an option at third base.

There were several other roster moves the Mets made prior to the twin bill on Monday. Right-hander Jacob Rhame was named as the 26th man for the doubleheader and left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon was recalled from Las Vegas. The Mets also optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen to the 51s.

Another roster move will have to be made prior to Tuesday's game to make room for that contest's newly announced starter, Drew Gagnon. Callaway said before the doubleheader on Monday that the team would be bringing Gagnon up to start Tuesday.

"These guys who come up, they have to throw the ball over the plate," Callaway said. "If they can do that, they always have a chance. You can't predict what's going to happen, but you have to give yourself a chance to succeed. It seems like he's done that really well at Triple-A."

Erin Fish is an associate reporter for the Mets based in New York.

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