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Norfolk report: Lima returns once again

Jose Lima accepted his assignment to Triple-A.

Jose Lima was hit hard in each of his four fill-in starts for the New York Mets this season, but the mystery continued Sunday, as the veteran right-hander again proved to be quite capable at the Triple-A level.

The 33-year-old took his demotion from the big leagues in stride, proclaiming that he wouldn't quit after the Mets designated him for assignment on July 7. The statement came just mere minutes after the Florida Marlins completed a 7-3 victory, one that included the added embarrassment of pitcher Dontrelle Willis hitting his first career grand slam. "I'm not quitting, that's one thing. Trust me... Recommended Stories