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Mets Activate Johan Santana, Designate Garrett Olson For Assignment.

August 8, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Garrett Olson (38) throws a pitch during the eighth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE
August 8, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Garrett Olson (38) throws a pitch during the eighth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Mets have announced starting pitcher Johan Santana has been reinstated from the disabled list and in order to create room on the roster for the southpaw, the team has designated left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson for assignment. The transaction starts a ten day clock for the team to trade, release or outright Olson to the minor leagues.

The 28-year-old Olson appeared in just one game for the Mets, and allowed four runs to score before recording just one out. He will likely end up with the team's Class Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, given Olson has spent virtually the entire season down there, posting a 4.56 ERA across 108 2/3 innings of work.

On the other hand, the team regains the 33-year-old Santana to their rotation, who hasn't been quite the same since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history.