Mets activate Pagan from DL, send down Martinez
NEW YORK (AP)
Pagan was activated from the disabled list Friday and was in the starting lineup as the Mets opened a 10-game homestand against Philadelphia. Pagan batted sixth - manager Terry Collins said he wanted to let the speedy switch-hitter get comfortable before putting him in the No. 2 spot again.
The Mets also called up right-hander Dale Thayer from Triple-A Buffalo to help a taxed bullpen. New York optioned outfielder Fernando Martinez to Buffalo and designated left-hander Pat Misch for assignment.