Taylor Teagarden grounds into a double play

Taylor Teagarden placed on 15-day DL with hamstring injury

C Taylor Teagarden was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring on Tuesday.

Teagarden was apparently getting treatment for the injury before he was called up from Las Vegas (Rubin, June 24).

Teagarden’s injury 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.

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

Recker has an option remaining, meaning he would not need to pass through waivers to be sent to the minor leagues. Teagarden can become a free agent regardless of waivers.

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




23 comments
metjetnet
metjetnet

Good move. I've been impressed by Tea's demeanor behind the plate & how he's handled pitchers. 

Laugh all you want; it's a creative move by Sandy to buy more time on this one. Recker's slid big-time. Lots of guys on here say Recker is terrible. Give him another two wks behind d'A to see if he picks back up once returned to his old backup role, or not. This is officially Recker's audition, these two weeks.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Kind of a cheesy way to finesse not sending him down. Not the first time this has been done and certainly won't be the last. The guy actually called a pretty good game. The problem, which we all knew from Spring Training, is that he simply cannot hit.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

Interesting roster management. Allows Teagarden to collect mlb minimum salary for two more weeks and stall the decision without losing him.

archer41
archer41

Well, that was convenient.  Of course, why is the team jumping through hoops for someone hitting .143 is beyond me.  

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Teagarden must've tweaked his hammy running away from Sandy trying to tell him he was going to be DFA'd.


But really if the options for Teagarden are to be DFA'd and play in AAA for the Mets or some other team or keep collecting a MLB paycheck on the DL for a min of 2 more weeks and then who knows what happens after that it's a pretty obvious choice to come up with an injury. It's a mutually beneficial solution for all involved

Gerard Farrell
Gerard Farrell

D'Arnaud better come up and hit. Enough of his awful avg. I wanna see the hits we've been hearing about his whole career

nwmets
nwmets

Pretty sure you can't put someone on the DL who isn't actually injured, right?

johng
johng

As the Church Lady said"um, how convenientttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!"

WayneParcheman
WayneParcheman

@metsblog You know he didn't have no injury. They for the moment chose Wrecker. If he doesn't produce Taylor will be back.

Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell

His hamstring was fine when he started half the games over the last 2 weeks. Now it hurts when we have to get rid of a catcher?

William Ost
William Ost

Funny how that worked out. Now Young gets to stay and the Mets dont have to explain that there broke so they cant eat his contract.

Andrew Boone
Andrew Boone

He is in no way injured. Mets just buying themselves time.

completely
completely

Well that's certainly convenient. Good thing MLB makes a habit of turning a blind eye to Met chicanery.

Anthony Fiore
Anthony Fiore

How convenient. 


Does this pave the way for Pawlecki callup to AAA?

exileinla
exileinla

@Tarheel11 Totally right.  And, who would object?

Not the other teams - they do it, too.  Not Teagarden -- he gets an extra $15,000/week or so at MLB pay scale.  Not Recker - he also gets MLB money instead of the risk of being sent down.  Not the MLBPA - they get more dues-paying members. 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@nwmets  If he and the team both say his hamstring is bothering him then who and how is anyone going to dispute it?

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@completely They really aren't the only team that does this kind of stuff. But this is one of the more blatant ones....