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Mets option Anthony Recker to Las Vegas, Travis d'Arnaud officially stays

The Mets will get d'Arnaud as much playing time as possible down the stretch.


Following their victory in Minnesota this afternoon, the Mets optioned Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas. The team will also activate John Buck from the disabled list tomorrow for the team's two-game set with the Atlanta Braves in Queens. Ken Rosenthal reported as much yesterday, but the move is now official.

The most important part of this news, of course, is that Travis d'Arnaud isn't going anywhere. Recalled just three games ago, d'Arnaud doesn't have a hit yet, but he's managed a .417 OBP thanks to five walks.

As for Recker, he's hit .193/.244/.385 with a .269 wOBA and 71 wRC+ in 119 plate appearances. He has options remaining, which means the Mets won't risk losing him by sending him down. He'll likely rejoin the Mets once Las Vegas completes its season.

With d'Arnaud playing the rest of the year with the Mets, the team's catching situation has finally become what many expected it would by by the All-Star break: d'Arnaud starting and Buck backing him up and mentoring him. Buck is in the last season of his contract and earning $6 million.