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Mets activate Bartolo Colon from bereavement list, option Gonzalez Germen to Vegas

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Added to the roster to take Colon's place, Germen heads back to the minors.

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The Mets have activated Bartolo Colon from the bereavement list and optioned Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas. Colon was slated to start on Monday, but he had to leave the team to visit his ailing mother, who passed away later that day.

On Tuesday, the Mets called up Germen to take Colon's place on the roster. He appeared just once in the Mets' two-game series in Oakland and gave up two runs in one inning of work. On the season, he has a 5.27 ERA and 5.88 FIP in 22 appearances with the Mets.

With that, the Mets have an eight-man bullpen of Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, Vic Black, Carlos Torres, Josh Edgin, Buddy Carlyle, Dana Eveland, and Rafael Montero. Eveland had a cortisone shot in his elbow earlier this week. Montero last pitched on Sunday and fared well against the Cubs, but he figures to be the roster casualty when Jacob deGrom is activated from the disabled list to start against the Dodgers on Saturday night.