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Gonzalez Germen won’t return from disabled list when eligible

By Danny Abriano
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Gonzalez Germen, who is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, will not be activated immediately.

Germen made a recent rehab appearance, but is still not 100 percent. He has since been removed from the rehab assignment.

Apr 15, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen throws during the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

According to general manager Sandy Alderson, in addition to still having some flu-like symptoms (which landed Germen on the disabled list), he also has an abscess.

Prior to landing on the disabled list, the 26-year-old Germen had a 3.57 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 17.2 innings pitched spanning 13 appearances.

Thoughts:

When Germen is ready to return, it stands to reason that he will be taking Jose Valverde’s place in the major league bullpen.

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