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Colon rejoins Mets; Germen demoted

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lastname Germen NEW YORK -- Gonzalez Germen has been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for the activation of Bartolo Colon from bereavement leave.

Colon is due to start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. He then plans to return to the Dominican Republic for his mother's funeral. She passed away Monday at age 63 after a battle with breast cancer.

Germen made one appearance during his cameo with the Mets. He allowed a two-runs homer to Josh Reddick on Tuesday in Oakland.