• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mets send down Johnny Monell, recall Anthony Recker

    The Mets optioned catcher Johnny Monell to Las Vegas on Sunday, per ESPN. Monell hit .182 in 23 games with the Mets. To replace him, the team recalled catcher Anthony Recker . He hit .143 in 19 games in a previous stint with the Mets this year. He was hitting .293 with seven home runs and 19 RBI at Las Vegas.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Mets' Johnny Monell doubles season RBI total

    Mets backup catcher Johnny Monell had two RBI in Monday's win over San Francisco. Monell doubled his season RBI total, with his first runs batted in since May 10. Monell hit his first double since May 10 and went 1 for 4, hitting in his third straight game.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets C Kevin Plawecki sits, Johnny Monell starts on Wednesday

    Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Plawecki has had a rough go of it since making his debut in mid-April. However, the young backstop has been hitting better in the month of June, batting at a .296 clip through 11 games this month. Manager Terry Collins said he wants Plawecki to be behind the plate for Jacob deGrom on Thursday afternoon, so he will get the night off on Wednesday, according to ESPN.com. Johnny Monell, who was called up when Travis d'Arnaud hit the disabled list on Tuesday, will make his third start of the year for the Mets behind the plate on Wednesday.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Mets recall Danny Muno, option Johnny Monell

    The Mets recalled infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday's game and optioned catcher Johnny Monell to the same club. Muno, who went 1 for 6 in four games with the Mets in April, has hit .280/.354/.400 with one home run, 12 RBI and three stolen bases in 100 at-bats with Las Vegas. Monell was 1 for 16 with a double in his stint with the Mets and returns to a .397/.455/.638 line with four home runs and 15 RBI in 58 at-bats with Las Vegas.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets C Johnny Monell makes first career start on Friday

    Mets rookie Johnny Monell will make his first start of the season, as he'll be the starting catcher and bat seventh on Friday against the Brewers. Monell was called up from Triple-A on May 5 and has been used as a pinch-hitter and late-inning defensive replacement. So far he has one hit (a two-run double) in his first five at-bats. He is starting in place of Kevin Plawecki who has been struggling at the plate. Monell was hitting well in Triple-A this season, batting .397 in 17 games for Las Vegas.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Mets catcher Johnny Monell delivers crucial double in win Sunday

    Mets catcher Johnny Monell has only taken two at-bats in 2015, but made one count on Sunday, delivering a two-run double in the eighth inning in Philadelphia. "I just knew that guys in front of me were getting on and I would have an opportunity with some people on base to hit," Monell said to the New York Post. "I ended up squaring up pretty good and it ends up in the gap, scoring two and giving us a little cushion going into the ninth." Monell hit .397 with Triple-A Las Vegas before getting called up to New York.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Mets option Eric Campbell, add Johnny Monell to roster

    The Mets optioned third baseman Eric Campbell to Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday and selected the contract of catcher Johnny Monell, the team announced. Campbell drew 15 straight starts at third base after David Wright hit the disabled list, but the team chose Friday to move Daniel Murphy to third base and play Dilson Herrera at second, an alignment to which they stuck throughout the weekend. Campbell hit just .200/.323/.320 with one home run and five RBI in 50 at-bats. Monell will give the Mets another lefty bat off the bench moving forward. He has hit .397/.455/.638 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 58 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mets set to promote catcher Johnny Monell

    The Mets will promote catcher Johnny Monell prior to Tuesday's game against the Orioles. It is unknown what the corresponding move will be. The 29-year-old Monell is batting .397 (23 for 58) with a .455 on-base percentage, .638 slugging percentage and 1.092 OPS in 17 games for Triple-A Las Vegas. He also has two doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Mets pick up Johnny Monell on minor-league deal

    The Mets have signed catcher Johnny Monell to a minor-league deal. Monell spent time with the Orioles and Dodgers last season. He hit .238/.301/.364 over 206 at-bats in Triple-A.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Johnny Monell heading to Dodgers organization

    The Dodgers have acquired catcher Johnny Monell from the Orioles, a source has told SB Nation. What was provided in return has yet to be revealed. The 28-year-old Monell has struggled at Triple-A Norfolk this season. He owns a stat line of .209/.280/286. He has earned just eight at-bats in the major leagues during his career. He has been assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque, according to the Baltimore Sun.