Mets' roster moves recap

The Mets were busy making roster moves on Sunday:

Closer Frank Francisco was placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique. Bobby Parnell and Jon Rauch are the likely candidates to close games in Francisco's absence.

Shortstop Ruben Tejada and right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez were activated from the DL. Jordany Valdespin was demoted to Triple-A.

First baseman Ike Davis still isn't ready to return to the lineup after suffering from a bout of food poisoning on Saturday.

Chicken "Little Jerry Seinfeld" was picked up and will be headed to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y.