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Tejada Recalled by New York05/17/2011 9:38 AM ET
May 17, 2011 -The New York Mets announced late last night that they have recalled INF RUBEN TEJADA from the Buffalo Bisons roster. New York also activated RHP PEDRO BEATO from his MLB injury rehab assignment with Buffalo.
The Mets have optioned RHP RYOTA IGARASHI back to the Bisons and outrighted INF CHIN-LUNG HU to the Herd.
Igarashi began the season with the Bisons and did not allow a hit in two relief appearances (3.1 innings of work). The reliever recorded one save and four strikeouts before being promoted to the Mets on April 11. While with New York, Igarashi was 2-1 with a 4.63ERA in 15 appearances (11.2IP, 12H, 6R, 6ER, 11BB, 15K).
Hu, 27, has played in 22 games with the Mets this season with a hit and an RBI in 20 at-bats (.050). He's made two starts at second base and was 0-10 as a pinch hitter.
Hu was acquired in an off-season trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers for former Bisons LHP Mike Antonini. With Triple-A Albuquerque last season, Hu hit .317 (66-208) with four home runs, 25RBI and eight stolen bases. The infielder also played in parts of the last four seasons with the Dodgers, hitting .191 (33-173) in 96 games.
Tejada has played in all 39 Bisons games this season, making 37 straight starts to begin the year before being used as a defensive replacement on Sunday. The infielder has averaged .267 (40-150) with three home runs and a team-leading 18RBI. He also has two stolen bases in four attempts.
Beato made just one appearance for the Herd, earning a win with 1.1 innings of shutout relief on Sunday in Louisville.