FLUSHING, N.Y., May 29, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced the team placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-Day Disabled List with a sprained right ankle, recalled righthanded pitcher Chris Schwinden from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, purchased the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla from Buffalo and designated righthanded pitcher Manny Acosta for assignment. Quintanilla, who will wear #6, and Schwinden, who will wear #63, will both be available for tonight’s game.
Schwinden, 25, went 3-4 with a 2.59 ERA (14 earned runs/48.2 innings) and 41 strikeouts in nine starts for the Bisons this year. This will be his third stint with the Mets in 2012. He compiled a 0-1 record with a 11.25 ERA (10 earned runs/8.0 innings) in two starts his first two times up with the club.
Quintanilla, 30, hit .282 (44-156) with 11 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 27 RBI in 48 games for Buffalo this season. The 5-9, 185-pounder signed with the Mets as a minor league free agent on January 3, 2012. He made his major league debut with the Rockies in 2005 and also appeared in major league action with the Rangers last season. Over 227 career games in the majors, Quintanilla is 111-522 (.213) and has two home runs and 34 RBI.
Acosta, 31, went 1-2 with a 11.86 ERA (29 earned runs/22.0 innings) in 19 games for the Mets this year.
Turner, 27, left yesterday’s game after the third inning with a right ankle sprain. He is hitting .269 (18-67) with 10 RBI in 33 games this season.