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.