Mets Activate Pitcher; Option Catcher

The New York Mets have activated pitcher Tommy Hunter from the 15-day injured list. 

In a corresponding move, the club has optioned catcher Michael Perez to Triple-A Syracuse. 

Hunter has been sidelined since August 06 due to lower back tightness. The thirty-six-year-old has actually pitched quite well this season, posting a 2.51 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 16 strikeouts over 14 innings. 

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Michael Perez has been optioned back to Triple-A Syracuse as a result of the return of Tomas Nido to action. 

The thirty-year-old has been nothing special this season, slashing just .149/.214/.298, with six home runs, 14 RBIs and one stolen base. He's played wth the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets this season. 
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