Mets place Schneider on 15-day DL

NEW YORK -- Mets catcher Brian Schneider has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a muscle strain in his back.

New York made the move after batting practice Friday and before the Mets played the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Mets purchased the contract of Omir Santos from Triple-A Buffalo to take Schneider's place and is available for the game.

Schneider sat out Thursday's game against San Diego with a sore back and said before practice Friday that he hoped he would not need to go on the disabled list.

He was 0-for-6 on the homestand, the Mets' first at Citi Field, and is batting .143 (3-for-21) with three RBIs this season.