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Travis d'Arnaud | Catcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets placed C Travis d'Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a fracture of his right little finger.
D'Arnaud suffered the injury when he was hit in the hand by a pitch on Sunday. The plan calls for him to wear a splint for the next three weeks, after which he could be cleared for baseball activities if he's pain-free. He has a chance to rejoin the Mets by the end of May if there are no setbacks, which is good news under the circumstances. Prospect Kevin Plawecki has been called up and will get most of the playing time behind the plate. Apr 21 - 8:34 AM

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Travis d'Arnaud has a metacarpal fracture in his right hand and will be in a splint for the next three weeks.

D'Arnaud will be allowed to resume baseball activities after those three weeks are up if the fracture is healed and he feels pain-free. The 26-year-old catcher suffered the injury Sunday when he was hit on the right hand by a pitch and it sounds like he'll be out until sometime in late May. Kevin Plawecki will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Apr 20 - 2:57 PM

Travis d'Arnaud has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right hand.

The Mets have now lost both d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins to fractures in the same day. It's such rotten timing for d'Arnaud, who was off to a blistering .317/.356/.537 start at the plate. How long he'll be sidelined will depend on the specifics of the fracture, but obviously it's going to be an extended absence. Look for the Mets to promote Kevin Plawecki to fill in for d'Arnaud.
Apr 19 - 3:49 PM

Travis d'Arnaud left Sunday's game against the Marlins after being hit on the right hand/wrist by a pitch.

D'Arnaud got plunked in the seventh inning by an A.J. Ramos offering on a half-swing. The young catcher is undoubtedly headed for X-rays to determine the extent of the damage. Losing d'Arnaud, who is off to a .317/.356/.537 start at the plate, would be a big blow for the Mets.
Apr 19 - 3:26 PM

Travis d'Arnaud hit a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

The catcher finished the game 1-for-4 with the home run and solitary RBI. It was his second homer of the season and his ninth RBI. D'Arnaud is slashing .289/.317/.526 to this point. Last season, he hit 13 home runs in 421 at-bats, a number that certainly looks obtainable as he moves through his age-26 season.
Apr 18 - 10:53 PM

Travis d'Arnaud hit his first home run of the season as the Mets topped the Phillies on Wednesday.

D'Arnaud homered in the bottom of the second off of Jerome Williams to break a 1-1 tie. The catcher has started off well, batting .333 in 30 at-bats, and he's knocked in at least one run in seven of eight games. D'Arnaud could certainly emerge into an above-average offensive catcher this season.
Apr 15 - 9:58 PM

Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Mets' defeat of the Nationals on Thursday.

The 26-year-old catcher hit a two-run single off Stephen Strasburg in the top of the third inning and he singled and scored a run in the top of the sixth. D'Arnaud is 5-for-11 with four RBI through his first three games this season. He's a strong breakout candidate.
Apr 9 - 4:15 PM

Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Monday's victory over the Nationals.

D'Arnaud's deep drive to center field in the seventh inning was a foot away from leaving the yard, but he'll take the RBI three-bagger. He added a single in his final at-bat. D'Arnaud had an awful spring training, so it's good to see him get off to a nice start in the Mets' first game. He should have mixed league value as long as he stays healthy.
Apr 6 - 7:19 PM

Travis d'Arnaud went 0-for-2 on Thursday, lowering his spring average to .229.

D'Arnaud has no homers and no walks through 48 at-bats. He's supposed to be an above average offensive catcher this year after his promising second half last season, but there hasn't been much to be encouraged about this spring. If there's any good news, it's that he's struck out just four times.
Apr 2 - 3:52 PM

Travis d'Arnaud was removed from Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays in the fifth inning due to dizziness.

The Mets are citing dehydration as the reason that the young backstop was lightheaded. He's expected to be fine and should return to the Mets lineup in a day or two.
Mar 15 - 6:08 PM

Travis d'Arnaud (finger) is slated to return to the Mets' Grapefruit League lineup on Tuesday.

D'Arnaud left Sunday's game after he suffered a lacerated finger when he was spiked sliding into second base. He got a day off Monday, but should be ready to roll going forward. The 26-year-old saw a huge improvement after returning from the minors last season and should be relevant in most mixed fantasy leagues this season.
Mar 9 - 4:52 PM

Travis d'Arnaud indicated Sunday that he was fine after leaving Sunday's Grapefruit League game after suffering a lacerated finger.

The young catcher suffered the injury while he was spiked sliding into second base. He was pulled from the game as a precautionary measure, and the injury did not require stitches. He should return to the Mets lineup in a day or two.
Mar 8 - 7:09 PM

Travis d'Arnaud underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs from his right elbow.

The procedure went according to plan and should have little effect on d'Arnaud's offseason regimen. The 25-year-old catcher batted .265/.313/.474 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 53 games after the All-Star break and has the look of a potential breakout candidate for the 2015 fantasy season.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Travis d'Arnaud will undergo surgery after the season to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

He will not play in the weekend series versus the Astros. All things considered, it could have been much worse for the Mets, as d'Arnaud will be fine by the time spring training rolls around. He'll end his season with a .242/.302/.416 batting line, 13 homers and 41 RBI over 108 games.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Travis d'Arnaud's elbow issue is not believed to be anything that would affect his availability for next season.

D'Arnaud will be examined by teams doctors Friday, but it sounds like the ailment won't be a long-term concern. Either way, his season is almost surely over. D'Arnaud has hit .242/.302/.416 with 13 homers and 41 RBI over 108 games for the Mets this season.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Rafael Montero
7Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Bobby Parnell
12Josh Edgin