The New York Mets have placed pitcher Bartolo Colon on the bereavement list after he was scratched from his start against the Chicago Cubs on Monday afternoon. As the Mets head out west, Gonzalez Germen will be joining the team to fill-in for Colon, who will miss the next three to seven days. Since he was demoted, Germen has done well in the Pacific Coast League with a 2-0 record and a ERA of 0.52 in 14 appearances.