Catcher Kevin Plawecki will be sidelined for three to four weeks with a broken left hand and went on the disabled list Friday as NY announced Travis d'Arnaud will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.
D'Arnaud (elbow) will miss the entirety of the 2017 season after deciding to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The team shifted him to the 60-day DL earlier Friday while also adding his backup, Kevin Plawecki, to the 10-day DL with a hairline fracture in his hand.
Only the Mets could descend so quickly from the euphoria over their torrid burst out of the starting blocks into instant scramble mode with both of their catchers suddenly landing on the disabled list. "But that certainly could change". "I couldn't believe", he said.
Just two weeks in, Travis d'Arnaud's season is officially over.
It wasn't immediately known when d'Arnaud suffered the injury. A postgame X-ray was negative, but an MRI in NY on Thursday showed a hairline fracture.
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Then again, the always-quippy GM's retort when asked for his definition of "very short-term" was far more telling before the Mets improved to 11-1 on the season.
D'Arnaud, who has experienced a multitude of injuries throughout his six years in the majors, appeared in a career-high 112 games for the Mets last season, hitting 16 home runs and driving in 57. The Mets also called up Jose Lobaton from Triple-A Las Vegas to help share the load.
Lobaton, a switch-hitter, batted 5 for 18 (.278) with two homers in nine postseason games past year.
"For me, it's big", Lobaton said. Nido hit.232 with eight homers and 60 RBI past year at Double-A. During the Mets' 2015 World Series season, he broke his right hand after being hit by a pitch, missing 46 games.