New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Mets placed pitcher Al Leiter on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday. The move is retroactive to May 12.
To fill the roster spot New York purchased the contract of outfielder Esix Snead from its farm club at Norfolk.
Leiter, who missed his last start, has been suffering from tendinits in his left shoulder. He received a cortisone shot earlier in the week and the decision to go on the DL was made after he threw on the side Wednesday.
The veteran lefthander was coming off his worst game of the season, a 9-5 loss in Arizona. Leiter allowed five runs in four innings in the setback. On the season, he owns a 1-2 record with a 2.52 ERA.
Snead was batting .275 with eight stolen bases in 20 games at Norfolk.