Erickson to DL; Mets call up Seo
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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