- The Washington Times - Friday, June 12, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The Mets have placed right-hander John Maine on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder weakness and called up left-hander Jon Switzer from Triple-A Buffalo.

The move announced Friday is retroactive to June 7.

Maine is 5-4 with a 4.52 ERA in 11 starts this season. He last pitched in a loss to Washington on Saturday, allowing seven earned runs on six hits in 4 innings.

Switzer was 0-2 with a 2.13 ERA for Buffalo. The 29-year-old has spent parts of four seasons in the major leagues, all with the Tampa Bay Rays. He has a 2-4 record with a 6.11 ERA in 68 games, all in relief.

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