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Travis d'Arnaud | Catcher | #18

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / PHI
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Travis d'Arnaud (wrist) was scratched from the Mets' lineup Friday.
He had been hoping to return after a one-game absence due to a right wrist contusion, but d'Arnaud still had some issues while trying to throw. Hopefully he'll be ready sometime this weekend. Rene Rivera is catching Friday. Apr 21 - 4:20 PM

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Travis d'Arnaud left Wednesday's game against the Phillies due to a right wrist contusion.

The Mets backstop ticked his hand on the opponent's bat while making a throw from behind the plate, with Rene Rivera subsequently taking over for him in the field. Consider d'Arnaud day-to-day for the time being. His specific recovery timetable should clarify after he is reevaluated on Thursday.
Apr 19 - 9:31 PM

Travis d'Arnaud was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Phillies due to a possible right hand injury.

The injury would seem to have occurred when d'Arnaud ticked his hand on the opposing batter's lumber while making a throw from behind the plate. Rene Rivera subsequently came on to pinch hit for the backstop. The Mets should offer an update as to his specific diagnosis relatively shortly.
Apr 19 - 9:18 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is not in the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Marlins.

D'Arnaud didn't play Friday night either. He must still be recovering from Thursday night's 16-inning marathon. Rene Rivera is catching for Jacob deGrom and batting eighth.
Apr 15 - 4:23 PM

Travis d'Arnaud had a monster game Thursday, going 4-for-6 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored as the Mets outlasted the Marlins 9-8 in 16 innings.

D'Arnaud was one of the game's offensive stars long before his solo blast off Marlins starter-turned-reliever Adam Conley gave the Mets a late lead -- in fact, he got the Mets' scoring started with a bases-loaded, three-run triple in the second inning. In his past three games, the 28-year-old is now 7-for-13 with a double, a triple, two homers, seven RBI and five runs scored. It feels like we've waited forever for d'Arnaud to show us something at the dish, and we might finally be seeing what has long been promised.
Apr 14 - 8:24 AM

Travis d'Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and RBI single on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

D'Arnaud plated a run with a single in the third and took Joely Rodriguez deep with a two-run shot in the eighth. He also added a double on the night. D'Arnaud didn't have a single extra-base hit or RBI against a left-handed pitcher in 2016, so it's notable that his first dinger of 2017 came off a southpaw.
Apr 11 - 11:07 PM

Travis d'Arnaud hit a two-run double in Thursday's win over the Braves.

TDA got the scoring started against Braves starter Jaime Garcia, collecting his first extra-base hit and first two RBI with the double in the fifth inning. Passed over for Rene Rivera in the season opener -- Rivera has become something of a personal catcher for Noah Syndergaard -- d'Arnaud has started the past two games and should get the lion's share of starts behind the dish for the Mets this year. He's not yet a mixed league consideration in one-catcher leagues, but the 28-year-old has the offense to enter into the conversation if he can ever put it all together for a full year.
Apr 7 - 12:03 AM

Travis d'Arnaud is not in the starting lineup for Opening Day against the Braves.

Rene Rivera has established himself as Noah Syndergaard's personal catcher, so it's an expected decision on the lineup card. The full lineup for New York against Julio Teheran: Jose Reyes 3B, Asdrubal Cabrera SS, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Curtis Granderson CF, Neil Walker 2B, Jay Bruce RF, Lucas Duda 1B, Rene Rivera C, Noah Syndergaard SP.
Apr 3 - 9:23 AM

Travis d'Arnaud took Edinson Volquez deep Monday for his second homer of the spring.

D'Arnaud got plenty of hype last spring, but that's all gone now following his debacle of a season. He's forever a poor bet to stay healthy, but he should hit a lot better this year, making him a decent fantasy catcher when he's not on the DL.
Mar 6 - 4:59 PM

Travis d'Arnaud hit his first spring homer Tuesday against the Marlins.

It came off A.J. Ramos. D'Arnaud is off to a 4-for-8 start in what could be a make-or-break 2017. He's usually a very slow starter in March, too; he entered 2017 with a .206 average in 214 career spring at-bats and he hadn't homered in Grapefruit League action since 2014.
Feb 28 - 4:32 PM

Travis d'Arnaud told David Lennon of Newsday that he's been working on fixing his swing.

Specifically, d'Arnaud has been working to eliminate wrapping the bat behind his head, which makes it a longer swing. He ended up batting just .247 with four homers and a .629 OPS over 75 games last season. "Yeah, I’m trying to," said d'Arnaud, who turns 28 this month. "I don’t know if it comes back, but I’m not starting there anymore." D'Arnaud has also been looking at tons of video with new catching instructor Glenn Sherlock to improve his defense behind the plate. He threw out just 22 percent of attempted basestealers last season. Injuries have been a familiar storyline with d'Arnaud in his career -- he missed a large chunk of last season due to a rotator cuff tear -- but it would be quite a boost for the Mets if he has a turnaround with the bat and makes even a small improvement with his throwing.
Source: Newsday
Feb 1 - 8:57 AM

Mets and C Travis d'Arnaud avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $1.875 million contract.

He was arbitration-eligible for the first time. D'Arnaud batted a disappointing .247/.307/.323 with four homers in 2016 but is in line to see the bulk of playing time at catcher again for the Mets in 2017.
Jan 13 - 11:02 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets plan to "at least keep their eye open" for external options for their primary catcher job.

In other words, they aren't completely sold on d'Arnaud as the starting catcher after a disappointing season in which he batted just .247/.307/.323 with four homers over 75 games and missed more time due to injury. It's not a huge surprise, as d'Arnaud lost playing time down the stretch and the Mets were looking into Jonathan Lucroy before the August 1 trade deadline. Matt Wieters, Nick Hundley, and Jason Castro are among the notable alternatives in free agency this winter. Wilson Ramos (knee) will also be available, though he appears likely to get a late start on the 2017 season. If they Mets ultimately decide to hold tight, d'Arnaud, Rene Rivera, and Kevin Plawecki will be the options behind the plate in 2017.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is out of the Mets' lineup again on Wednesday against the Nationals.

D'Arnaud seems to have lost his starting job, as Rene Rivera has done the catching for the Mets in three of their last four games. D'Arnaud, 27, is batting just .253/.309/.332 in 250 plate appearances this season while fighting through shoulder troubles.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Travis d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

While it was a two-hit night for d’Arnaud, he hasn’t had an extra-base hit since August 26. In fact, the 27-year-old has managed just 10 extra-base hits (four homers and six doubles) through 66 games this season. He hasn’t driven in a single run against a left-handed pitcher.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 10:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
3T.J. Rivera
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Josh Edgin
8Seth Lugo
9Sean Gilmartin