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Ramon Ramirez to DL, Jon Niese to have procedure

Ramon Ramirez of the New York Mets delivers

Ramon Ramirez of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies. (April 15, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

The Mets activated Chris Young to make Tuesday night’s start and also reinstated Miguel Batista from the disabled list. To make room, they designated Jack Egbert for assignment and placed Ramon Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Ramirez injured himself running in from the bullpen to join the celebration after Santana’s no-hitter.

Jon Rauch, who served up the go-ahead home run to Allen Craig on Monday, was examined in New York and diagnosed with “debris in his elbow,” according to manager Terry Collins. Rauch will skip the three games in Washington and is expected to rejoin the Mets on Friday, Collins said.

The Mets announced that Jon Niese “probably in the offseason ... will undergo a minimally invasive procedure to correct” a condition that has led to an occasionally accelerated heartbeat. The condition caused Niese to leave his last start early. It was originally thought he might have the procedure, known as an ablation, during the All-Star break. Niese is scheduled to start Sunday.

Jason Bay (fractured rib) was scheduled to play the outfield for Class A St. Lucie Tuesday night and could rejoin the Mets as early as Wednesday night. He was scratched Monday with an illness.

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