Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud is on his way to New York from Las Vegas and will be activated for Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants. A fractured finger resulting from being hit by a pitch from the Marlins' A.J. Ramos has kept d'Arnaud out of action since April 19. The twenty-six-year old was expected to return last week against San Diego, but suffered a bone bruise to his wrist during his rehab stint with St. Lucie, setting him back a few extra days.
The Mets hope that d'Arnaud's return will bring some much needed offense to the middle of their lineup. Before the injury, d'Arnaud was one of the Mets' most productive hitters. In eleven games, he was batting .317, with a double, triple, two home runs, and 10 RBI. His .892 OPS would rank highest among Mets' everyday players.
In all likelihood, d'Arnaud will take the roster spot of rookie catcher Kevin Plawecki, who has struggled at the plate in d'Arnaud's absence.