Alderson said there is no timetable for Mike Baxter's return from a displaced right collarbone, which he suffered crashing into the left-field wall making a catch to preserve Johan Santana's June 1 no-hitter. The outfielder is making rehab appearances for Class A Advanced St. Lucie as a designated hitter, but has yet to start throwing. He is "a ways off," according to Alderson.
ESPN selected the Mets' August 12 matchup with the Braves at Citi Field for its Sunday Night Baseball telecast, and the game will now take place at 8:05 p.m. ET.
The Mets announced that the team will recall RHP Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A Buffalo before Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers. A corresponding move will not be announced until Sunday morning.
Ramirez, who made five relief appearances with New York in June, boasts a 1.99 ERA in 29 Minor League games this season.