The Mets have placed catcher Travis d’Arnaud on the disabled list with a partial tear of his right UCL and recalled catcher Tomás Nido from Double-A Binghamton. d’Arnaud, who was hitting just .200/.250/.400 in four games this season, will be reevaluated in the coming days, and a decision will be made on whether or not he will undergo surgery to repair the damaged ligament.
In the four games he played this season, d’Arnaud had difficulty making throws when trying to get opposing baserunners out. This injury is a possible explanation for why these throws were so late, and sometimes, off target.
Kevin Plawecki now figures to see the bulk of playing time behind the plate with Nido backing him up. Plawecki has started six games this season but has a batting average of only .158. Nido was with the team last September for a brief stint, playing only five games. This year for Double-A Binghamton, Nido hit .278/.350/.389 with five runs batted in through five games. He will be on the active roster for tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins.