New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will catch and bat second for the St. Lucie Mets tonight. d'Arnaud has been steadily making his way back after suffering a broken pinkie after being hit by a pitch on April 19. He played an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie yesterday, going 1-for-3 with a run scored. Before going on the disabled list, d'Arnaud was hitting .317/.356/.537 with two home runs and 11 RBI for the Mets.
Earlier in the week, Ian Begley of ESPN reported that d'Arnaud will likely play in St. Lucie for a few days, then complete his rehab stint with the Las Vegas 51s. If all goes well, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said d'Arnaud could be back for the Mets' series against the San Diego Padres on June 1. If not, he would likely return for the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 4.
St. Lucie plays at home against the Lakeland Tigers at 6:30 tonight, if you're in the area.