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Mets place Justin Ruggiano on disabled list, recall T.J. Rivera

The outfielder has spent more time on the DL than off it since joining the Mets.

MLB: New York Mets at San Francisco Giants John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have placed outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the disabled list with a shoulder injury and recalled infielder T.J. Rivera to take his place on the roster. Ruggiano had only returned from the disabled list last Thursday, and before that, he had played in just two games with the Mets after signing with them at the end of July.

In between the disabled list stints, Ruggiano hit a 461-foot home run, according to Statcast, which pegged it as the Mets’ longest home run of the Statcast era. With the Mets, he’s made 22 plate appearances and has hit .350/.409/.650 with two home runs.

Rivera has been shuttled between Triple-A Las Vegas and the Mets over the past few weeks. He was first called up on August 10 and made his major league debut that night. He went back to the minors when Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera came off the disabled list, rejoined the Mets when Neil Walker went on the paternity list, and was sent back to the minors when Walker returned yesterday. In between all of his travels, the Bronx native has made 36 plate appearances for the Mets and hit .314/.306/.371 with an 80 wRC+ in them.