Mets place Schneider on 15-day DL
New York made the move after batting practice Friday and before the Mets played the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Mets purchased the contract of Omir Santos from Triple-A Buffalo to take Schneider's place and is available for the game.
Schneider sat out Thursday's game against San Diego with a sore back and said before practice Friday that he hoped he would not need to go on the disabled list.
He was 0-for-6 on the homestand, the Mets' first at Citi Field, and is batting .143 (3-for-21) with three RBIs this season.
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