The New York Mets designated first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf for assignment on Monday, ending his short tenure with the team.

In a corresponding move, the Mets added right-hander Tommy Hunter to the 26-man roster.

When the Mets acquired Ruf at the trade deadline last summer from the San Francisco Giants for infielder J.D. Davis, left-hander Thomas Szapucki and two pitching prospects, they hoped he'd provide a productive right-handed bat.