Mets demote Nieve

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, Last Updated: 11:41 AM ET

FLUSHING, N.Y. -- The New York Mets have designated pitcher Fernando Nieve for assignment and recalled pitcher Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo to fill the roster spot.

Nieve was 2-4 with a 6.00 earned run average in 40 games this season, including one start. He last pitched on Wednesday against Arizona and took the loss after allowing the winning run in the 14th inning of a 4-3 setback.

Acosta appeared in 12 games for the Mets earlier this season and was 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA. The 29-year-old right-hander was with the Mets from April 21-May 22.


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