Mets Release Miguel Batista

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: Miguel Batista #47 of the New York Mets sits on the bench after being taken out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at CitiField on July 21, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have released right-hander Miguel Batista, reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com:

Miguel Batista has been released by the Mets.

There was some expectation Batista would have pitched in Triple-A Buffalo's rotation.

The Mets designated Batista for assignment this weekend after he made his fifth start of the season for the club. During that appearance against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the 41-year-old surrendered four runs on five hits and three walks with three strikeouts over three innings of work.

Following this lackluster performance, Batista was left with an ERA and WHIP of 4.82 and 1.800 with 6.6 SO/9 and 6.0 BB/9.

Once the announcement of the designation was made, Mets manager Terry Collins said he hoped Batista would clear waivers and join the club’s Triple-A affiliate.

The 18-year veteran has played for 10 different teams and owns a career ERA and WHIP of 4.49 and 1.494.

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Will Batista pitch in the majors again this season?

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