Brian Schneider Banged Up, Castro Starts

An article by posted on April 16, 2009

Catcher, Brian Schneider is being given the night off from the series finale with the Padres this evening due to what the Mets are listing as back stiffness and a leg strain.

┬áRamon Castro is getting the start in Schneider’s place.

It must have been an easy decision for the Mets to sit him as Schneider is only batting .143 so far this season. Fernando Tatis will be the Mets backup catcher while Schneider is out. Mets don’t believe Schneider will require a stint on the disabled list.

Last year the Mets found themselves in a situation where they had to carry a third catcher for the better part of a season because of an assortment of nagging injuries to Castro and Schneider.

Let’s hope that will not be necessary this season.

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