Erickson to DL; Mets call up Seo

Updated: April 9, 2004, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- New York Mets right-hander Scott Erickson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday night after missing the first NL start of his career when he strained a hamstring 11 minutes into his warmup.

Reliever Dan Wheeler took the mound in Erickson's place against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets called up right-hander Jae Weong Seo from Triple-A Norfolk.

Erickson signed a minor league contract with New York as a free agent in the offseason and won a spot in the rotation with 3.75 ERA in three starts during spring training. He missed all of 2003 after he had surgery to repair a torn labrum.

In 11 seasons in the AL, Erickson was 140-128 with Minnesota and Baltimore.

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