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Mets roster moves
03/30/2008 1:58 PM ET
FLUSHING, N.Y., -- The New York Mets today announced the following roster moves.

The Mets selected the contracts of catcher Raul Casanova and outfielder Brady Clark and added them to the 25-man roster. Clark will change his uniform to #44. He had worn #93 this spring.

Catcher Ramon Castro was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to March 21, due to a right hamstring injury. Righthanded pitcher Duaner Sanchez was placed on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to March 27, while he continues recovering from right shoulder surgery. Sanchez underwent shoulder surgery on April 10, 2007 at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek inserted a screw in the coracoid, a bone in front of Duaner's right shoulder to repair a hairline fracture. Righthanded pitcher Orlando Hernandez was placed on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to March 29, while he continues to recover from right foot surgery. Hernandez underwent surgery on his right foot on October 18, 2007.

Righthanded pitcher Brian Stokes was designated for assignment while infielder/outfielder Fernando Tatis, lefthanded pitcher Ricardo Rincon and righthanded pitcher Nelson Figueroa were sent to minor league camp for reassignment.

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