Ronny Paulino on disabled list

Updated: April 10, 2011, 3:04 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets catcher Ronny Paulino is headed to the 15-day disabled list.

General manager Sandy Alderson announced the roster move prior to Sunday afternoon's game against the Washington Nationals.

Alderson said the team expects Paulino to return for the Washington series on Apr. 26.

"It's important for him to ramp it up these next 15 days so he can help us," Alderson said. "He'll initially help us in a backup role."

Paulino, who had been battling anemia, was serving ...

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