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Mets recall Acosta to replace Nieve

Mets recall Acosta to replace Nieve

LOS ANGELES -- Manny Acosta was called up by the Mets on Friday to replace Fernando Nieve, who was designated for assignment after Thursday night's 2-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Acosta, a 29-year-old right-hander, went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 12 appearances in April and May, his only other stint with the club this season. He is available Friday night for the second of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

Used heavily at the start of the season, Nieve had a 3.46 ERA in April but saw his ERA shoot up to 9.75 in May. A day before being designated, he allowed a walk-off hit to the D-backs in a 4-3, 14-inning loss in Arizona.

Acosta was 2-3 with five saves and a 3.47 ERA in 28 games at Triple-A Buffalo. He didn't allow a run in his last 6 2/3 innings in the Majors, going back to May 11.

The Mets' bullpen ranks 10th in the Majors with a 3.59 ERA.

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