The New York Mets announced today that starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud has sustained a metacarpal fracture of his right pinkie, and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. d'Arnaud will wear a splint on the injured finger for three weeks, and may be able to resume baseball activities after this period if the injury has healed sufficiently. d'Arnaud was hit by an A.J. Ramos pitch in the seventh inning of last night's win against the Marlins and had to leave the game.
In this young season, d'Arnaud has been one of the Mets' top offensive contributors. In 41 at-bats over 11 games played, he hit .317 with two home runs and just four strikeouts. In d'Arnaud's absence, the Mets are left with a far inferior offensive catcher in Anthony Recker, but have called up 2012 first-round pick Kevin Plawecki, who hit over .300 between the Double-A and Triple-A levels last year. Expect Recker and Plawecki to share catching duties as the Mets wait out what is hopefully a brief DL stint for d'Arnaud.