Mets activate Floyd demote Milledge

The New York Mets on Friday activated left fielder Cliff Floyd from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Lastings Milledge to Class AAA Norfolk. Floyd, who was placed on the DL on June 10 with a sprained left ankle, is starting and batting fifth against the New York Yankees on Friday. After a 2005 campaign in which he batted .273 with 34 home runs, Floyd has struggled this season. The 33-year-old is hitting just .238 with six homers and 19 RBI in 51 games.