Mets place RHP Familia on DL, ship RHP Gagnon to minors

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Mets place RHP Familia on DL, ship RHP Gagnon to minors
New York Mets relief pitcher Drew Gagnon wipes his face before leaving the dugout to work the eighth binning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping New York Mets have placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list and optioned pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse.

Familia went on the IL Tuesday with a bone spur in his right shoulder, one day after giving up three runs while recording only one out in a 12-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Gagnon followed Familia to the mound and didn’t fare much better, surrendering four runs on five hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.

Gagnon departed for the minors with a 7.65 ERA in 15 games. Familia has a 7.81 ERA in 29 appearances out of New York’s dismal bullpen.

The Mets selected the contract of right-hander Stephen Nogosek from Triple-A and recalled lefty Daniel Zamora from Syracuse. The moves were announced before the second of three games against the first-place Braves.

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