The Mets are still not sure whether to demote Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden when Travis d’Arnaud is promoted from Triple-A later this week, a team insider told beat reporter Adam Rubin (ESPN, June 23).
Recker is batting .198 with 2 HR and 8 RBI in 101 at this season. He has an option remaining, meaning he would not need to pass through waivers to be sent to the minor leagues.
“The other wild card is whether the Mets would not mind losing Teagarden because it would allow them to move prospect Kevin Plawecki from Double-A to Triple-A,” asks Rubin.
D’Arnaud is hitting .444 with 6 HR and 16 RBI in the 16 games in Las Vegas since being demoted by the Mets to Triple-A.
If d’Arnaud is promoted after June 27 (20 days after he was demoted) he will be out of minor league options, i.e., able to be sent to the minors without having to first pass through waivers. If he’s promoted before June 27, he will retain the option, meaning he can be sent down again.