Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mets: d'Arnaud is back, Teagarden to DL

The New York Mets yesterday returned d'Arnaud to the big club.

Since his return from the Disabled List, Travis d'Arnaud has been hitting well with the Las Vegas 51's, batting .436 and belting out 6 home runs in his 15 games played in the minors.

d'Arnaud was sent to the minors after a rough go with the Mets, hitting .180.  Not helping matters was a head injury after getting hit on the follow-through of an Alfonso Soriano swing back in May that landed him on the 7 day concussion disabled list.

d'Arnaud has told reporters that he felt the problems with his swing was mental.

To clear d'Arnaud's spot on the roster, it was highly speculated that the Mets would send Anthony Recker to the minors and leave Taylor Teagarden with the big league club.  But, instead, Teagarden will be placed on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

The Mets face the Oakland A's in the start of a brief two game homestand at Citi Field tonight.  Bartolo Colon will get the start and will oppose the Mets 2002 1st round draft pick, Scott Kazmir.

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