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Mets place Jay Bruce on disabled list

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Bruce has finally hit the DL.

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The Mets have announced that right fielder Jay Bruce has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a right hip injury. Bruce had also been battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot and back issues. He had to be scratched from the lineup in yesterday’s game against the Colorado Rockies principally due to the hip issue. The Mets have called up reliever Tim Peterson from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Bruce on the roster.

Bruce has struggled at the plate this year, hitting just .212/.292/.321 with three home runs and only 17 RBIs. Last year with the Indians and the Mets, he hit .254/.324/.508 with 36 home runs and 101 RBIs.

Tim Peterson is a 27-year-old right-handed reliever who has was up briefly with the Mets this year. He has pitched 4.1 innings and allowed one run and five hits at the major league level. At Vegas, he has a 3.64 ERA in 29.2 innings pitched, and he’s yielded 21 hits, 12 runs, three home runs, and has a 0.98 and a WHIP.