Chris Flexen
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The New York Mets recall right-hander Chris Flexen from Triple-A Syracuse, designate infielder Rubén Tejada for assignment.

The New York Mets have made some moves to their roster in the midst of a long homestand.

On Thursday, the ballclub announced that they’ve recalled right-hander Chris Flexen from Triple-A Syracuse. The Mets have also designated infielder Rubén Tejada for assignment.

Flexen has appeared in eight games for the Mets this year, starting in one. In those appearances, Flexen has posted a record of 0-3 with a 6.92 ERA and a 2.077 WHIP. He’s struck out 10 batters and walked 13 through 13.0 innings pitched.

The Mets are hoping Flexen will be a good replacement for reliever Robert Gsellman. The veteran pitcher could be shut down for the rest of the year due to a partial lat tear.

New York selected Tejada’s contract earlier this month. He previously spent time with Triple-A Syracuse and was brought up after second baseman Robinson Canó tore his hamstring.

Tejada didn’t get the chance to play much. The Mets additionally picked up infielder Joe Panik after the San Francisco Giants designated him for assignment.

In six games for the Mets this season (nine plate appearances, nine at-bats), Tejada had zero hits and three strikeouts. The only statistic he had in the majors since having his contract selected was one run scored.

The Mets are in the midst of a nine-game homestand. They defeated the Cleveland Indians in the first two games of their three-game series. New York additionally has a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves and a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs.

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