DENVER (AP) -The New York Mets purchased the contract of catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. from Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday and sent left-hander Jason Vargas to the minors.
Alomar was hitting .323 with four home runs and 29 RBIs in 38 games with New Orleans.
``We wanted to get an extra guy here in case we could use him as a pinch hitter,'' Mets manager Willie Randolph said. ``He's a veteran presence, a veteran bat that can help us out and win a ballgame.''
The Mets also shipped Vargas to New Orleans. Vargas took the loss Tuesday, giving up nine runs and 11 hits over 3 1-3 innings in a spot start after left-hander Oliver Perez was placed on the disabled list.
To make room for Alomar on the 40-man roster, the Mets transferred right-handed reliever Duaner Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

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