Having tried to get Travis d'Arnaud into games the past two nights in Port St. Lucie only to have rain postpone both of them, the Mets have shifted the catcher's rehab to Double-A Binghamton. The B-Mets are playing in Trenton this weekend against the Yankees' Double-A Thunder.
The Mets' struggling offense got a boost when the team traded for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson last night shortly after promoting Michael Conforto and putting Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list. But d'Arnaud has been sorely missed, as he has been the Mets' best hitter when healthy this year. He has hit .296/.338/.535 in 77 plate appearances. Among catchers with at least 50 plate appearances—admittedly a low threshold for this sort of thing—d'Arnaud has a 144 wRC+ that ranks third in baseball, trailing only Yasmani Grandal and Buster Posey.
Unfortunately, d'Arnaud has played in just 19 games. He missed several weeks after a pitch hit his hand and broke his finger earlier in the season, and shortly after he returned, he injured his elbow on a play at home plate.