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Mets option Anthony Recker, Danny Muno to Vegas, activate Gee and Tejada

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Kevin Plawecki will stay with the big league club.

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The Mets have activated Dillon Gee from the bereavement list and Ruben Tejada from his paternity leave and optioned catcher Anthony Recker and infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Recker move is a bit surprising, as it leaves Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki as the two catchers on the team's active roster.

Of course, Recker has not had a good season thus far at the plate. He's hit just .143/.276/.265 with a 57 wRC+ in 58 plate appearances. Plawecki has been roughly the same hitter, batting .211/.256/.312 with a 58 wRC+. So the Mets are opting to go with the younger player with a higher ceiling here at the major league level, in part because Plawecki is the team's preferred starting catcher when Travis d'Arnaud needs a day off, which the Mets anticipate happening as he continues to work his way back from a stint on the disabled list.

As for everyone else involved in the moves, Gee makes a start today against the Braves, Tejada is set to play third base for the short-term future for the Mets, and Muno continues to rack up miles of flying as he heads back to Vegas. Perhaps we'll have to replace "Heath Bell Express" with "Danny Muno Shuttle."