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Thirty-year-old Mets C Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam Tuesday after being promoted from Triple-A before the game.

He and Collin Cowgill are the only players to hit a grand slam in their debut with the Mets.

The Mets enter today batting just .172 in 64 at bats with the bases loaded this season.

"I think he was trying to sneak a fastball by me," Teagarden said after the game (ESPN, June 11). "It just caught a little bit of the plate. I was trying to shorten up and get a base hit. It was just a little bit elevated for me to drive it out to right field.”

The former third-round pick is a career .206 hitter with a .266 OBP in 163 big-league games. He’s hit 20 home runs in the majors, playing for the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles.

He was designated for assignment by the Orioles on September 1, 2013, and signed by the Mets to an incentive-laden, minor league deal this past winter.

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