Mets send outfielder Floyd to 15-day disabled list

NEW YORK -- Mets outfielder Cliff Floyd went on the disabled
list Wednesday for the 10th time in his major league career,
sidelined because of tendinitis in his left Achilles' tendon.

The NL East-leading Mets purchased the contract of outfielder
Michael Tucker from Triple-A Norfolk.

The 33-year-old Floyd left Saturday's game against Philadelphia
after aggravating the injury. He pinch-hit in Tuesday night's 3-2
win over San Diego and grounded out.

Floyd had hoped to be back in the lineup this week. Before
Wednesday night's game, in fact, Mets manager Willie Randolph said
he did not think Floyd would go on the 15-day DL.

Instead, Endy Chavez took Floyd's usual spot in left field. A
day earlier, the Mets claimed outfielder Ricky Ledee off waivers
from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Floyd is hitting .245 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs. He was on
the disabled list in June because of a sprained left ankle.