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Mets activate Jim Henderson, option Erik Goeddel

One right-handed reliever replaces another.

MLB: Game two-New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have activated relief pitcher Jim Henderson from the disabled list and optioned Erik Goeddel to the minors. Henderson started the year on the Mets’ 25-man roster and was effective throughout April, posting a 1.08 ERA over the first month of the season. Things started going south in mid-May, and he had a 4.26 ERA for the season when he hit the disabled list on June 21 with right biceps tendonitis.

Henderson started a rehab assignment on July 1, but a hamstring injury delayed his return by a few weeks. He restarted his rehab on August 6 and has pitched in six games for the St. Lucie Mets and Las Vegas 51s.

Goeddel had been relatively effective for the Mets since being called up on June 12, but he gave up five earned runs in his last three appearances.

Henderson is the fourth Mets player to return from the disabled list in the past few days, joining Justin Ruggiano, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Yoenis Cespedes.