Rubin: Ramon Ramirez, NOT Elvin Ramirez injured during celebration

3:45 pm: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says Ramon Ramirez was injured during last night’s no-hitter celebration, not Elvin Ramirez.

2:37 pm: Elvin Ramirez injured his hamstring during last night’s no-hitter celebration, and is likely headed to the disabled list, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Ramirez was added to the 40-man roster and activated before last night’s game.

Ramirez was 3-1 with a 0.65 ERA between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo this season. He was unscored upon in 14 2/3 innings for Buffalo, having allowed just one walk and five hits while striking out 19 in 11 games. In late 2010, he was left unprotected by the Mets and picked by the Nationals in the Rule 5 draft. However, Ramirez missed the entire year after having shoulder surgery, so the Nationals eventually returned him to the Mets.


Michael Baron: The team’s roster issues get more complicated with Ramirez’s potential injury. I would expect that if Ramirez is placed on the 15-day disabled list, he could simply be replaced by Pedro Beato. However, Beato isn’t eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list until tomorrow. There is Miguel Batista, but he isn’t eligible to return until Monday. In either case, both Batista and Beato have to be added back to the roster at the expense of two other players, and the Mets have to make a 40-man roster move to add Beato. And so, they could play short in the bullpen today, place Ramirez on the DL tomorrow upon activating Beato, and make whatever 40-man roster moves they’re planning on making then.

There are also other considerations forthcoming: The returns of Chris Young, Jason Bay, and Ruben Tejada. But that is a discussion for another day…