Brian Schneider has developed a sore right calf and is unlikely to be activated when he is eligible to come off of the disabled list (Sunday, May 3). This will give the Mets some more time to make a decision on the Ramon Castro/Omir Santos issue.
Castro is the incumbent number 2 catcher but Santos has become a favorite of manager Jerry Manuel. It’s uncommon to carry three catchers these days since teams carry so many pitchers so a move will definitely be made. But Castro is due to make $2.5 million this year. Will the Mets keep Santos and eat Castro’s contract? Will they send Santos to the minors and keep Castro and Schneider? Or will they get rid of Schneider and keep Santos and Castro? Answer the poll below.