NEW YORK (AP) -The New York Mets got a double dose of bad medical news Monday: Pitcher Orlando Hernandez has bursitis in his right shoulder and second baseman Jose Valentin has a partially torn knee ligament.
Both wound up on the 15-day disabled list. Hernandez was replaced for Monday night's game against Florida by Chan Ho Park, who was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, and the contract of infielder Ruben Gotay was purchased from the Zephyrs.
El Duque, 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA in five starts, told the Mets on Sunday in Washington that he felt pain in the shoulder and was sent to New York to see a doctor. The roster move was made retroactive to April 25.
Park was 3-1 with a 7.29 ERA in four starts with the Zephyrs, allowing 26 hits in 21 innings - including six homers.
Valentin, batting .279 this season, injured his right knee during Saturday's game at Washington and had hoped the injury wasn't significant. Tests revealed the partial tear of his anterior cruciate ligament.
Gotay, acquired from Kansas City last July, was batting .256 with seven doubles, two homers and 13 RBIs in 82 at-bats with New Orleans.
The move with Valentin was made retroactive to Sunday.
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