After trading away Kevin Plawecki over the winter and not giving Devin Mesoraco a spot on the Opening Day roster while Travis d’Arnaud was on the injured list, the Mets have designated d’Arnaud for assignment and called up Tomas Nido to take his place on the roster.
The lead prospect in the R.A. Dickey trade, d’Arnaud made his major league debut with the Mets in 2013 and struggled with injuries over the seven seasons that he spent with the Mets. This year, he made just 25 plate appearances and hit .087/.160/.087 with a -27 wRC+. And for his career, d’Arnaud has hit .242/.303/.401 with a 94 wRC+.
Nido has made just six major league plate appearances this year and hasn’t reached base yet. He made 90 plate appearances last year, and in those, he hit .167/.200/.238 with a 20 wRC+. Given the way things played out, the Mets might have been better off just keeping Devin Mesoraco around.