Cedeno to DL, Hefner back down, Valdespin activated

Following today’s game, the team demoted RHP Jeremy Hefner and activated infield prospect Jordany Valdespin, who will be active for game 2 of today’s double header.

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April 23, 4:00 pm: Ronny Cedeno has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal muscle.

To take Cedeno’s place on the roster, the Mets promoted Hefner from Triple-A Buffalo.

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To read earlier updates from this story,

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April 23, 12:44 pm: According to SNY’s Matt Dunn, RHP Jeremy Hefner and Mets infield prospect Jordany Valdespin are in Flushing today as part of the team’s “taxi squad,” though they have not been officially activated or added to the 25-man roster as of yet.

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April 23, 12:18 pm: According to ESPN’s Enrique Rojas,¬†the Mets have promoted INF/OF Jordanny Valdespin from Triple-A Buffalo.

Back in March, Sandy Alderson had the following to say about Valdespin:

[jbox color="gray"]“He’s got some real talent. He can do a lot of things that some of our other players cannot. He can run. He can play any of the positions up the middle so he has great versatility. He can be a very valuable player to us. I don’t think he’s going to be on the club¬†immediately, but I do think he does have a future with us and it could be in more than a utility role.”

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In 17 games this year for Buffalo, Valdespin was hitting .276 with two homers, 7 RBI, 13 runs scored, 2 stolen bases and a .321 OBP.