Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:22:55 -0700
The New York Mets could decide to keep C Taylor Teagarden (hamstring) as their backup catcher after his rehab assignment is over because C Anthony Recker still has an option remaining. Teagarden would have to clear waivers and accept an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas to remain in the organization if the Mets keep Recker.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:05:34 -0700
The New York Mets have optioned C Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas. In a corresponding move, C Taylor Teagarden has been recalled from Las Vegas.
Fantasy Tip: d'Arnaud, the team's Opening Day backstop, was hitting .180 with three homers and nine RBIs and was 3-for-26 since returning from a concussion. Teagarden is expected to split time behind the plate with Anthony Recker. Neither catcher is a viable fantasy option as long as they remain in a timeshare.
Tue, 20 May 2014 14:12:33 -0700
Updating a previous item, New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (concussion) will not return from the 7-day concussion disabled list when he's eligible Wednesday, May 21, because he's still having concussion-related symptoms during workouts. "He's still feeling the effects of the initial impact," general manager Sandy Alderson said, "so at this point I don't have a real good prognosis on when he will be back. But at this point, as he exercises, he still experiences some symptoms. As a result, we're still in the recovery period." Cs Anthony Recker and Juan Centeno will continue to share the catching duties in the meantime.
Fantasy Tip: With concussions, a player's timetable for a return is usually cloudy. Continue to hold d'Arnaud but know that this could be a long-term injury.
Thu, 15 May 2014 19:02:10 -0700
New York Mets Cs Juan Centeno and Anthony Recker will split catching duties while C Travis d'Arnaud (concussion) is out of the lineup.
Thu, 15 May 2014 13:41:43 -0700
The New York Mets will place C Travis d'Arnaud (concussion) on the 7-day concussion disabled list Thursday, May 15. C Juan Centeno is being called up from the minors, and he'll start Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Anthony Recker and Centeno will split the catching duties, with Recker likely seeing the majority of the starts behind the dish. Concussions are tricky, so there is no telling if d'Arnaud will return in just a week .
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:16:30 -0800
New York Mets C Anthony Recker is projected to open the season as the backup to C Travis d'Arnaud, while C Taylor Teagarden and C Juan Centeno are expected to open the season as the duo for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:35:38 -0800
The New York Mets are unlikely to add a backup catcher because they're "comfortable" using C Anthony Recker in that role to back up C Travis d'Arnaud.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:18:46 -0700
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) was removed from the game early with a sore right shoulder Tuesday, Sept. 17, after he took a foul ball. C Anthony Recker replaced him behind the dish.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:23:16 -0700
The New York Mets optioned C Anthony Recker to the minors Monday, Aug. 19.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:19:36 -0700
New York Mets C Anthony Recker could see more playing time over C John Buck after he hit a home run Tuesday, July 2. Buck hit .241 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs in April but has slowed since and is hitting just .205 with 13 long balls and 39 RBIs on the year. Buck hit .167 in June. Recker is hitting only .182 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
Fantasy Tip: Recker is unlikely to outright take Buck's job away from him, although he could see more frequent starts if he can stay hot. Buck's power potential makes him a nice second catcher in leagues that start two backstops.