Teagarden to DL to clear roster spot

Taylor Teagarden

Taylor Teagarden

#23 C
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM9
  • HR1

  • RBI5

  • R1

  • OBP.200

  • AVG.143

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets created room for the return of catcher Travis d'Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas by placing fellow catcher Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

The move was convenient, in that it deferred a decision on whether Teagarden or Anthony Recker would have to be dropped from the roster.

Teagarden had been getting treatment for the issue. But when a team official was asked in Miami last weekend if Teagarden to the DL was an option, the person severely downplayed the possibility, noting Teagarden had been playing through an issue since Las Vegas, where he also was getting treatment.