Mets recall INF Valdespin; place INF Cedeno on DL

FLUSHING, N.Y.  -- The New York Mets today announced the team recalled infielder Jordany Valdespin from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and placed infielder Ronny Cedeno on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 27, with a strained left calf.  Valdespin will wear #1 and will be available for tonight's game.

Valdespin, 24, joins the Mets for the third time this season. In his previous two stints, Valdespin went 2-20 (.100) with one home run and three RBI.  His first major league hit was a three-run, pinch-hit home run off Jonathan Papelbon on May 7 at Philadelphia that gave the Mets a 5-2 win.

The 6-0, 190-pounder hit .279 (29-104) with four home runs and 15 RBI in 27 games for the Bisons.

Cedeno, 29, hit .231 (15-65) with a home run and seven RBI in 25 games before his injury forced out of the May 26  game vs. San Diego after two at-bats.