PHOENIX - The New York Mets put shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list and added former Twins reliever Neil Ramirez to their battered bullpen.
The Mets made the moves before Tuesday night's game at Arizona. Cabrera was hitting .257 with three homers and 14 RBI. New York had lost five in a row. Cabrera is out because of a sprained left thumb.
Ramirez joins his third major league team this month. The righthander, who turns 28 next week, had an 8.71 ERA in nine games for San Francisco this season, striking out 18 in 10⅓ innings.
He was cut by the Giants and signed by Toronto on May 5. He didn't pitch for the Blue Jays and was released four days later. Last year, Ramirez played for the Cubs, Brewers and Twins. He appeared in eight games for Minnesota, giving up 10 runs in 14⅔ innings for a 6.14 ERA.
As a rookie in 2014, Ramirez pitched 50 games for the Cubs, going 3-3 with three saves and a 1.44 ERA.
The Mets also transferred closer Jeurys Familia to the 60-day DL. He is expected to return to the Mets late this season after having surgery last week for a blocked artery near his right armpit.