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The New York Mets have placed third baseman Todd Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a left rib cage strain.

The Mets announced the move before playing the first game of a doubleheader Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Frazier played in Sunday’s 9-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays and went 0-for-3.

“It’s not fun at all. It’s something I never thought would happen,” Frazier said. “Maybe a DL stint, but, you know, the older I get I still feel like I’m in control of my body and then something like this happens. So it’s unfortunate, it stinks, but there’s nothing else I can do about it. Just keep on trying to get better and hopefully this isn’t a long ordeal.”

A two-time All-Star, Frazier signed a $17 million, two-year contract with the Mets as a free agent in February. He is batting .217 with 10 homers, 32 RBIs and a .685 OPS in 61 games. He was sidelined from May 8 to June 1 with a strained left hamstring.

In other moves, New York made right-hander Jacob Rhame the team’s 26th man for Monday’s doubleheader and recalled lefty P.J. Conlon and third baseman Ty

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