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Friday, September 12, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Travis d'Arnaud exits with wrist discomfort

By on 9/12/2014 10:15:00 AM

New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left Thursday's game in the fifth inning with a wrist problem, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. The issue is apparently not something that developed during the game, but rather is something that d'Arnaud has been dealing with for some time.

With the team down 6-0 already, manager Terry Collins explained to Rubin that he just wanted to give d'Arnaud a few extra innings to rest:

“I just wanted to get him out of there instead of aggravating it any more,” Collins said. “Let him have half a game and see how it is tomorrow.”
It's not precisely clear what the injury actually is, with d'Arnaud telling Rubin that it was 'an accumulation of things' and the Mets offering no further information.

Anthony Recker replaced d'Arnaud behind the plate and went 2-for-3 with a home run. With the Mets just a few games away from being mathematically eliminated, there is no need for them to risk the health of a young catcher who they hope can be one of the cornerstones of the team going forward. Following a difficult start and a demotion to Triple-A, d'Arnaud has put up an .807 OPS in the second half and shown some of the potential that he promised as a prospect.

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