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With Torres ailing, Mets call up Stauffer

WASHINGTON -- Thirty-eight players crammed into the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park on Tuesday afternoon, the 38th of them arriving earlier in the day. That was veteran pitcher Tim Stauffer, an injury replacement for Carlos Torres, who will miss at least a week or two with a left calf strain.

To make room on their 40-man roster, the Mets recalled outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from Triple-A Las Vegas and placed him on the 60-day disabled list, thereby making all but two of their 40-man constituents active. Though teams are allowed to use as many as 40 players in September, most clubs -- particularly contending ones -- prefer to keep their roster sizes in the low 30s.