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Mets prospect Travis d’Arnaud out with fractured foot

Apr 18, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

Travis d'Arnaud AP

It’s a moot point with John Buck doing his best Babe Ruth impression, but any thoughts of the Mets calling up catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud are on hold because of a foot injury.

Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that d’Arnaud suffered a non-displaced fracture thanks to taking a foul ball off his left foot at Triple-A. There’s no word yet on his return timetable, but he’s wearing a walking boot and headed to New York to be examined further.

d’Arnaud, who was acquired from the Blue Jays (along with Buck) in the R.A. Dickey trade, posted a .901 OPS in 12 games at Triple-A before the injury and is widely considered the best catching prospect in baseball at age 24.

  1. reediddy - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    It’s d’Arnaud for crying out loud…I swear I see grammatical errors and misspellings so frequently on this site

    • historiophiliac - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      Period? Exclamation point? Ellipsis? I’m not sure how to read that.

    • paperlions - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      You are missing two periods, or a period and a semicolon, depending on style preferences. It is a fucking blog. If the errors don’t affect your ability to understand the content, who cares?

      • reediddy - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        You’re employed by a site that endorses your vast knowledge of baseball, I’m sorry, I’ve always been bothered that bloggers (writers, announcers, sportscasters) frequently mispronounce/misspell names. One letter is the difference between John Buck and John…well, you know.

      • paperlions - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:11 PM

        So….you would rather extra time be spend repeatedly going over stories for accuracy rather than the blog entry be released as quickly as possible with reasonable accuracy?

        I’m not promoting sloppy work…but there are times/formats to be concerned about it….and times in which it isn’t particularly important.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        Roar!

        he he

      • reediddy - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM

        paperlions, yes I honestly do believe going over stories to ensure accuracy is far more important than being the first guy to put out the knowledge. At the end of the day, even a small spelling error like the one I’m referring is able to blemish the reputation of the site/writer, to an extent.

        For the most part, I trust the news/opinion generated by this site, but eliminating these small errors will do nothing but improve the credibility of the site.

  2. artthoumad - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    When is it too early to start calling him injury prone? He seems like he gets injured every year

    • sdelmonte - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      I think the word you are looking for is “catcher.”

      This is why Bryce Harper now roams the outfield.

    • geoknows - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      It doesn’t just seem like it; he does get injured every year. He has averaged 88 games played per season since he turned pro.

      • jwbiii - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

        Scroll down a bit for his injury history.

        http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=55784

        Back and knee problems are often what end catchers’ careers. d’Arnaud has already had both.

  3. illegalblues - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    how in the crap does this keep happening to this kid?

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      His injury history was one reason why the Jays were willing to trade him even though many observers thought that he is a future All Star.

    • tuberippin - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:50 PM

      I know, right? It’s almost like crouching behind the plate and catching baseballs thrown at you at speeds up to 98-99mph has some risks attached to it.

      • illegalblues - Apr 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

        so you’re sayin’ it’s a calcium deficiency. excellent theory

  4. dalucks - Apr 18, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Trading R.A. Dickey looks better everyday.

  5. bigjimatch - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    HBT is an aggregator; there is no exigency to get the story out there first. They are mostly just reporting on with other reports wrote, not breaking stories, so there is no need to skip the 15 minutes or so spent proofreading. Plus there is the whole taking pride in your work product thing.

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