The Mets announced this evening that Travis d'Arnaud is on his way to New York to rejoin the Mets in time for Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. The 25-year-old catcher—acquired by the team with Noah Syndergaard, Wuilmer Becerra, and John Buck in exchange for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole, and Mike Nickeas after the 2012 season—was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas earlier this month after struggling at the plate in his young major league career.
Before going 0-for-1 and leaving tonight's game early to leave for New York, d'Arnaud hit the cover off the ball in fourteen games with the 51s. He hit .444/.483/.926 with six home runs in 58 plate appearances, numbers that stand out even in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
Of course, d'Arnaud has not yet proven he can hit major league pitching. In 257 plate appearances with the Mets, he has hit .180/.271/.273. The Mets wanted him to get his swing right in Las Vegas when they sent him down, and the numbers make it look like he did.