Johan Santana returned from the disabled list on Saturday, giving up eight runs in 1.1 innings to the Braves. Following the poor outing, the Mets are discussing having a six-man rotation starting in September. This would allow for Santana and Chris Young to get an extra day of rest in between starts.
With Santana being activated from the disabled list, Garrett Olsen was designated for assignment. Olsen made just one appearance in his stay with the Mets, and it wasn't a good one, giving up four runs and recording just one out.
The Mets unveiled the 2013 All-Star Game logo this week. You can see the logo here.
After quitting Twitter following backlash from his comments regarding Chik-Fil-A, Jeremy Hefner is giving it another go. You can follow him @jeremy_hefner53. Play nice.
R.A. Dickey earned his 15th win of the season on Thursday, tossing a complete game and recording 10 strike outs and zero walks. Terry Collins has said that Dickey will not be used on short rest this month, but he will consider using him on three-days rest toward the end of the season to help Dickey's chances of winning a Cy Young Award.
On Tuesday, the team announced that they will begin platooning Jason Bay. He will most likely not be in any lineup in which the Mets are facing a right-handed pitcher (unless Bay's record shows he has had major success against that particular pitcher).
On the injury front...
Dillon Gee told ESPN New York that he will most likely not return to the team this season. Gee had surgery on July 13 to repair a damaged artery that caused his arm to go numb.
Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Byrdak hopes to return in late 2013, but there is every possibility that his career is over.