Travis d’Arnaud is making a trip to a place he is very familiar — the disabled list. The Mets Wednesday placed him on the 10-day DL with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. He could need Tommy John surgery which would likely end his season.
d’Arnaud had already been relegated to a platoon with Kevin Plawecki; he has played in just four of the Mets first 10 games, batting .200 with a homer and three RBIs. He has been no better behind the dish, with seven of the eight steals against him successful (although you can partly blame the pitchers for their inability to hold runners on).
While it takes a year for a pitcher to come back from Tommy John surgery (or in Zack Wheeler’s case, two full seasons), position players can come back faster. Still, it would be a shock if Travis d’Arnaud were able to come back this season, if he does indeed need surgery.
Tomas Nido was called up from Binghamton to replace d’Arnaud.