Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said earlier today that Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki could split time at catcher next season. Ricco went on to say that while a position change for one of them could come down the road, there is no urgency for that at the moment.
The 26-year-old d'Arnaud, who is currently the more developed hitter of the two, missed significant chunks of the season because of a broken finger and a sprained elbow. He appeared in 67 games and hit .268/.340/.485 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI in 239 plate appearances.
Plawecki, who is 24 years old, got his first taste of the majors in d'Arnaud's absence early in the 2015 season. He hit .219/.280/.296 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 258 plate appearances.
At the moment, the Mets have just one other catcher on their 40-man roster: Johnny Monell. The left-handed hitter had a couple of brief stints with the big league team in 2015 and hit .167/.231/.208 in 52 plate appearances.