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Mets plan to give Travis d’Arnaud significant playing time for remainder of the season

Aug 18, 2013, 10:50 PM EST

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets plan to give rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud significant playing time even when John Buck returns from paternity leave. He went 0-for-2 with two walks in the series finale against the Padres this afternoon, maintaining his line on the season at .000/.500/.000 in eight plate appearances over his first two games.

In 78 plate appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas prior to his promotion, d’Arnaud was hitting .304 with a .487 on-base percentage and nearly twice as many walks as strikeouts. He had previously missed a significant portion of the season, between April 17 and August 9, due to a fractured metatarsal in his left foot.

d’Arnaud, rated the #6 overall prospect in baseball entering the season by MLB.com, was one piece that came to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey trade with the Blue Jays. He was joined by prospects Noah Syndergaard and Wuilmer Becerra, as well as the veteran Buck.

  1. fanofevilempire - Aug 19, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    good move see what ya got and let him catch his staff and get familiar.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 19, 2013 at 8:23 AM

      Totally agree – the time is certainly now.

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