John Buck C SEA 4 Months

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Twins are interested in John Buck.

The Twins appear ready to hand the starting catcher job to Josmil Pinto following Joe Mauer's move to first base, but Buck would give them a bit of protection in case Pinto struggles. He batted .219/.285/.362 with 15 homers for the Mets and Pirates this past season.

John Buck C SEA 8 Months

John Buck went 3-for-3 in his Pirates debut Thursday against the Brewers.

It's the first time he's had three hits since May 1 and just the second time all year, so Pirates fans shouldn't get used to it. He's an upgrade over Tony Sanchez in the backup role, though.

John Buck C SEA 8 Months

Pirates acquired C John Buck, OF Marlon Byrd and cash considerations from the Mets for INF Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

The Pirates have lost Michael McKenry (knee) for the season, so Buck will provide a veteran option to back up Russell Martin. The 33-year-old is batting .215/.285/.367 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI in 101 games this season and is unlikely to be fantasy relevant the rest of the way. Like Byrd, he will be a free agent this winter.

John Buck C SEA 8 Months

Mets placed C John Buck on the paternity leave list.

Buck left the team on Friday to be with his wife in labor. He'll be gone for a couple of games and the Mets have called up top prospect Travis d'Arnaud to replace him.

John Buck C SEA 8 Months

Mets placed C John Buck on the paternity leave list.

Buck got word before Friday's game that his wife was getting ready to have the baby, and departed immediately to be with her for the birth. In had been a long-awaited event, as their due date was August 1. He can be away from the team for 24-72 hours. Travis d'Arnaud will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace him on the roster.

John Buck C SEA 8 Months

John Buck has been scratched from Friday's starting lineup, and will soon be placed on paternity leave as he awaits the birth of a child.

Anthony Recker is replacing him in Friday's lineup, with Travis d'Arnaud expected to be recalled from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.

John Buck C SEA 9 Months

John Buck will be placed on paternity leave soon.

Buck's wife is due on Thursday, and he's expected to be away from the team for three days. It's possible Travis d'Arnaud could be called up for his major league debut, though Mets manager Terry Collins wouldn't rule out Juan Centeno and Francisco Pena.

John Buck C SEA 9 Months

John Buck delivered an RBI double Friday in a loss to the Nationals.

After struggling miserably through May and June, Buck is hitting .304 with one home run, five doubles, and 14 RBI through 15 games this month. The Mets will happily take it while they wait for Travis d'Arnaud (foot) to arrive later this summer, but the veteran backstop shouldn't be an option outside of deeper two-catcher fantasy leagues.

John Buck C SEA 9 Months

John Buck had a nice night at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Brewers, smacking his 15th homer of the season and driving home three runs.

Buck finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk. He was only in the lineup because Shaun Marcum requested him as the catcher Saturday, and he wound up as the team's best offensive performer. After his ridiculously hot start to the season, Buck is hitting just .180 (31-for-172) with four homers and 14 RBI since May 5 (48 games). As soon as Travis d'Arnaud is deemed ready, he could replace Buck as the Mets' primary backstop.

John Buck C SEA 10 Months

John Buck is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

Anthony Recker will start at catcher for the second time in three games. Buck got off to an exceptional start this season but is batting .172/.258/.245 since May 5.