The team recalled Johnny Monell from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace d'Arnaud on the roster, though rookie Kevin Plawecki -- who started Tuesday night in Milwaukee -- should assume much of his playing time. The Mets did not have an official diagnosis on d'Arnaud's injury as of late Tuesday afternoon, according to assistant GM John Ricco. Initially, the team called it a hyperextension. D'Arnaud, 26, missed more than seven weeks earlier this season with a fractured right pinkie.
Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left Saturday's game against the Braves in the sixth inning after a collision at home plate with Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski.
X-rays were negative, and d'Arnaud was diagnosed with a hyperextended left elbow, the team said. On a fly ball to left fielder Michael Cuddyer, Pierzynski tagged from third and headed home. Cuddyer's throw brought d'Arnaud up the third-base line and as he went to tag Pierzynski, the Atlanta catcher ran through the tag, throwing back d'Arnaud's left arm in the process. d'Arnaud had to come out of the game after the play, but left the field under his own power.
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk against the Braves on Sunday.
d’Arnaud, who missed the majority of the season to this point with a fractured pinky, looked mighty healthy in this divisional tilt, as he belted his third homer of the year. Since returning on June 10, the 26-year-old has hit successfully in all four games with three extra-base hits and five runs scored. d’Arnaud, if healthy, has the potential to be one of the top slugging catchers in the near future and should be owned in all formats.