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Mets injury update: Travis d'Arnaud has fractured right hand

The catcher was off to an outstanding start this year.

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Travis d'Arnaud has a fractured right hand, the Mets announced shortly after he left today's game when he was hit by a pitch on the hand. In the early going, d'Arnaud has been nothing short of excellent, and his presence in the lineup has helped make up for David Wright's absence.

With d'Arnaud presumably out for several weeks, the Mets have Kevin Plawecki, one of their top prospects, in Triple-A Las Vegas. If ever there were an opportunity to take advantage of depth in the minors, this would be the time. The Mets are off to a very good start this year, and Plawecki has the highest ceiling of any of the team's internal options. If they were to not call him up, they would presumably bring up Johnny Monell and roll with Anthony Recker as the starting catcher. That does not seem like the ideal scenario.

This has not been the best Harvey Day.