June 10: Mets RHP Gonzalez Germen pitched 1/3 of an inning for the Single-A St. Lucie Mets on Monday night. He has pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings while working back from the disabled list.
Germen has been sidelined since May 6 with a virus and an abscess (ESPN, June 9).
Terry Collins indicated Germen would rejoin the Mets when he is activated from the disabled list, rather than simultaneously be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. This decision follows the 26-year-old’s back-to-back relief appearances for Class-A St. Lucie on Friday and Saturday.
“We are assessing whether a Las Vegas stint will be necessary,” Sandy Alderson said. “We’ll know more later today.”