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Quintanilla will keep playing despite fractured finger

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--SS Omar Quintanilla has suffered a small fracture in his left index finger, according to an X-ray taken Friday, but will attempt to play through the injury. Quintanilla fractured his finger while diving for a ball during Wednesday's game against the Nationals. He will continue to serve as the starting shortstop, at least until Ronny Cedeno returns from the disabled list.

--OF Jason Bay started in left field Friday for the first time since the Mets activated him from the disabled list Wednesday. Though Bay had successfully worked his way back from a fractured left rib, he has been suffering through a sinus infection and had an adverse reaction to his antibiotics Thursday. Bay has since stopped taking the antibiotics.

--RHP Jon Rauch has avoided an assignment to the disabled list despite discomfort in his right elbow. Rauch did not join the Mets in Washington this week, staying back in New York to rest his elbow and receive anti-inflammatory medication. It worked, and Rauch was available out of the bullpen Friday night.

--RHP Chris Young was reinstated from paternity leave Friday. After making a successful return from right shoulder surgery last Tuesday in Washington, Young will start again next Tuesday against the Rays in Tampa.

--RHP Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for RHP Chris Young. Though Beato had just joined the team this week after spending more than two months on the disabled list, the Mets preferred to keep RHP Jeremy Hefner in their bullpen following his two quality starts as a member of the rotation.

--1B Josh Satin, designated for assignment Wednesday by the Mets, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Buffalo. Satin struck out Tuesday at Washington in his lone major league at-bat of the season.

BY THE NUMBERS
19 -- LHP Johan Santana's scoreless-innings streak, before Yankees 2B Robinson Cano broke it up with a two-run homer in the second inning Friday.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"Everybody saw it. It was amazing how many people actually saw the end of that game." -- Manager Terry Collins on Santana's no-hitter June 1 against the Cardinals.

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