Injuries to Mets players have been one of the most reliable things about the 2017 baseball season, and Travis d’Arnaud joined shortstop Amed Rosario in leaving the team’s Thursday night game against the Cubs with an injury. The Mets announced that d’Arnaud has a twisted right knee, which he presumably suffered when slipping as he fielded a ball early in the game as he made a costly throwing error.
The oft-injured d’Arnaud has been healthier than usual this year, even though he did hit the disabled list earlier in the season. With 100 games played and 339 plate appearances to his name this year, d’Arnaud has surpassed his games played and plate appearance totals from each of the past two seasons. He’d need nine more games and 83 more plate appearances this season to set career highs.
Despite the relatively good health, though, it’s been a bad season for d’Arnaud. He currently has a .238/.283/.416 line with 12 home runs and an 81 wRC+. As time goes by, his injury-shortened-but-excellent 2015 season—during which he hit 12 home runs in just 268 plate appearances and had a 130 wRC+—is looking more and more like the outlier.