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Mets bringing Travis d’Arnaud back to the majors on Tuesday

Jun 23, 2014, 11:58 PM EDT

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Travis d’Arnaud was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas two weeks ago after he hit just .180/.271/.273 over his first 39 games this season, but he made sure that he didn’t stay down in the minors for long.

The Mets announced this evening that d’Arnaud will return to the majors for the start of a series against the Athletics tomorrow. And boy, did he earn it. The 25-year-old backstop hit .436 (24-for-55) with six home runs, eight doubles, and 16 RBI over 15 games with the 51s. Sure, the Pacific Coast League is considered extremely hitter-friendly, but those numbers are pretty bonkers.

There was extra incentive to bring d’Arnaud back to the majors this week, as the Mets would have lost his last minor league option if they waited past June 27. Of course, if all goes according to plan, he’ll perform well enough moving forward that the Mets won’t have to consider sending him down again.

  1. lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 24, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Considering the fact that an entire post recently was devoted to who would be sent down when he was called up, how great would it have been if you actually mentioned who would be sent down when he was called up.

  2. uuddlrlrbastart - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    Only the Mets could agonize over which terrible back up catcher to keep.

  3. nymets05 - Jun 24, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Toronto has gotten much more out of this transaction than have the Mets.D’arnaud will never be a major league caliber hitter,and my hunch is that Synndagard will face Tommy John surgery prior to facing his first major league hitter.

  4. jfk69 - Jun 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    The second half will decide whether the Mets need a catcher as well as a SS,First Baseman and a power hitting left fielder next year.
    Love their pitching staff going forward. And that is very hard to get.

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