A week after completing rookie season, catcher Travis d'Arnaud underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to remove bone chips from his right elbow. According to Newsday's Marc Carig, closer Jenrry Mejia is next in line for surgery after all went well for d'Arnaud, who sat out the season's final five games.
d'Arnaud had surgery today to remove bone chips. Mejia will have surgery tomorrow for his sports hernia.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 1, 2014
The 25-year-old catcher struggled early during the 2014 season, but he finished the season strong after a brief demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. He had a .474 slugging percentage in the second half and finished with a .416 mark and a 103 wRC+ for the season.
While Mets fans won't jump for joy at his .242 average and 13 home runs, d'Arnaud finally displayed the power that once made him the top prospect in the R.A. Dickey trade. This surgery should not affect d'Arnaud next season. If anything, the operation could help him throw out more runners.