The Mets (59-67) open a two-game series against the Athletics (73-51) on Tuesday in Oakland at 10:05 p.m. ET.
Dillon Gee (4-5, 3.69 ERA) will get the the start for the Mets, opposed by Scott Kazmir (13-5, 2.78 ERA) for the A’s.
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Bartolo Colon, whose mother passed away on Monday, has been placed on the bereavement list. Gonzalez Germen was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Colon’s spot on the roster.
David Wright continues to insist that the left shoulder he injured earlier this season, which was re-aggravated after a hit-by-pitch a few days ago, is not to blame for his second-half slump.
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Bobby Abreu, who was recently re-signed to a minor league deal, is expected to join the Mets in September when rosters expand.