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Mets Activate Edgardo Alfonzo

August 24, 2002

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DENVER (AP) _ The New York Mets activated third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo from the 15-day DL before Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

Alfonzo had been on the DL since Aug. 4 with a left oblique strain. He was batting .323 with 10 home runs and 42 RBIs in 103 games.

``Alfonzo is ready and will be in the lineup today,″ New York manager Bobby Valentine said. ``He batted indoors, he stretched, and he feels fine.″

To make room for Alfonzo, the Mets optioned Ty Wigginton to Triple-A Norfolk. Wigginton was hitting .254 with two homers and seven RBIs in 23 games.

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