Taylor Teagarden grounds into a double play

Taylor Teagarden to remain on disabled list

6:25 p.m.: Taylor Teagarden, who was placed on the disabled list on June 24 with a strained left hamstring, was eligible to be activated on Monday but will remain on the DL for the time being (Rubin, July 7).

When Teagarden is ready to be activated, the Mets will have to choose who to keep on the 25-man roster between he and Anthony Recker.


Taylor Teagarden is eligible to return from the disabled list Monday, meaning the Mets are faced with three choices:

1) They can leave Teagarden on the DL.

2) They can designate him for assignment, meaning he must pass through waivers before going to Triple-A.

3) They can option Anthony Recker to Triple-A and keep Teagarden on the 25-man roster.

Teagarden was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring toward the end of June. The injury and transaction conveniently resulted in the Mets not having to decide who to demote to make room for Travis d’Arnaud, who was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas the same day.

Without the injury, the Mets would’ve had to make a decision between Teagarden and Recker earlier.

Teagarden, 30, was hitting .143 with a .200 OBP in 30 plate appearances for the Mets.




81 comments
jaygb86
jaygb86

We don't need him....i say recker stays.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Shouldn't Teagarden start playing rehab games before there could be any talk of possibly activating him?

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

All those teams craving a 4th string catcher

metsfanat3
metsfanat3

Collins you are the worst coach in baseball and they should have gotten rid of you last year.How many times can you loose a baseball game for your team by making the wrong decisions when it comes to pitching.you are always playing around with the releavers and never making the right choices and get rid edgin and black they suck worst then you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1harris1
1harris1

Why all this fuss about Taylor Teagarden?  This organization wastes so much time with mickey mouse nonsense.

metdayone
metdayone

Or maybe Recker is going in a trade and Teagarden is the backup

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

DFA him.  He's probably making minimum wage anyway, and he's not exactly a hot commodity. 

cbbruuno
cbbruuno

Oh my god, enough with the stupid Teagarden stories. As if anyone other then him and Recker cares. And if the organization is seriously agonizing over this decision than they are even dumber than I thought. No one is going to claim Teagarden and if they do…SO WHAT

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Going by SA's thinking: Since Recker is a better catcher, we'll keep Teagarden, and send Recker down

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Sadly this is news for the Mets.  A no brainer though, Recker is a much better backup and has proven so.  He is certainly not a starter and might not be the best option to take over the reins if d'Arnaud goes down for a lengthy period of time but nether would Teagarden.

stage52
stage52

I think its only being written about because it is a decision that has to be made but the decision has already been made. Recker stays

Adrian Cervantes
Adrian Cervantes

Another prime example of why people look at this front office and laugh. 

Vinny Oliva
Vinny Oliva

Recker is a powerhouse at the plate and works well with his pitchers. I went to the game yesterday and he hit a three run home run and called a great game. Keep Recker up because that will benefit us the most

Mikey J
Mikey J

Recker is obviously the superior choice. Not sure why this is even being debated. You can always leave Teagarden on the DL for a bit and keep him in Vagas if they still need to mull it over a bit but that's really pointless as Teagarden would likely clear waivers anyways.

11gilkey
11gilkey

Is this a decision?  Are the Mets really concerned about putting a journeyman career minor league C through the waiver process?  If so, this franchise is worse shape than I could even imagine.  Recker is better than Teagarden.  

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

They are the same player whats the big question

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

Recker is a better hitter, particularly the power side. Why is this even a subject. Teagarden is not better. So, shouldn't there be loyalty to Recker? When he plays, he contributes. I could understand a "decision" that had to be made if Teagarden was so much better. Not the case.

blaze
blaze

Keep Recker, he gives you a threat of power off the bench. He also handles the pitching staff well as evidenced by the team era when he's behind the plate

mesmo
mesmo

No brainer... Dump Teagarden, keep Recker. Promote Plawecki if he hits in AAA.

cactus
cactus

ahh, the trials and tribulations of a small market franchise

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

How in the world is this even an issue? Teagarden cannot hit his weight. Recker is hardly Mike Piazza but he does occasionally make contact.

Bill Bernstein
Bill Bernstein

What's the rush? Send TT to Vegas on rehab for the max (30 days), then make the decision.

oddmanrush
oddmanrush

If this kind of decision troubles the Mets front office, then we have some serious problems. 

miketodd09
miketodd09

You know the Mets are in trouble when management can't even decide which crappy back-up catcher they want.

Mark Kunzmann
Mark Kunzmann

Salary dump...Chris young. Why is their even a question?

Shirley DiRoma
Shirley DiRoma

Recker for sure! Not only better but good eye candy :)

Alan Tannenbaum
Alan Tannenbaum

Keep Recker, he's more than earned his spot on the roster.

William Kelley
William Kelley

What decision? Shy would you option Recker out? He has been fine in his limited playing time.

option #4 

keep both---dfa chris young

who needs 6 outfielders

Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

It's a toss up, but I'd lean Recker. This may be the deciding factor: How is Teagarden on the mound?

fatherflot
fatherflot

@metdayone Interesting theory.  Does Recker really have any trade value?   Maybe as part of a package --- we got rid of Nikeas that way. . .

rico
rico

@cbbruuno Hey everyday baseball teams have business like this to attend to.  If bloggers and fans want to obsess about it, it's not on the FO. 

vimets
vimets

Who said anything about it being a troubling decision?

jenkins
jenkins

all the ladies want Recker. Why is that?

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

That's not an option. Teagarden is a waste of a spot. If you DFA Young, you need to bring up a middle infielder.

cbbruuno
cbbruuno

@rico @cbbruuno I actually agree that the FO isn't obsessing about this. Tried to imply that in my post but can see how it isn't clear. And I really don;t think any fans are either. Might I suggest it is only one blogger? :)

rico
rico

That's a great name you've got there. Why didn't i think of that?

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