Sunday, June 08, 2014
Mets News: Travis d'Arnaud sent back to minors, Teagarden sent up
Rookie Travis d'Arnaud has demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas late Saturday.
D'Arnaud had been 3-for-26 since his return from the disabled list for a concussion. He is hitting .180 with three homers and nine RBIs in 128 at-bats this season.
Taylor Teagarden has been promoted to join Anthony Recker behind the plate. Teagarden, 30, had a June 15 out in his contract. He was hitting .279 with eight homers and 19 RBIs with Las Vegas. He had a .402 on-base percentage, but also 36 strikeouts in 104 at-bats.
"I've just got work to do," the 25-year-old d'Arnaud said in terse comments after receiving the news following the Mets' 5-4 walk-off loss to the San Francisco Giants. "I've got to find my swing."