Travis d’Arnaud is Back on the DL

The Mets just cannot catch a break, can they? They delivered some bad news to fans today, when they announced that starting catcher Travis d’Arnaud will go back on the 15-day DL with a hyperextended elbow, which he suffered when Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski ran into him on a play at the plate Friday.

Originally, the Mets said he would just rest a few days, and would be able to play in case of an emergency. Well, they were wrong. They also announced that red-hot Johnny Monell was recalled from AAA Las Vegas and it appears he will backup Kevin Plawecki.

This is another in a long line of injuries for d’Arnaud as, since being drafted in 2007, he has played 100 or more games in a season only three times. Despite the fact that all of these injuries have been bad luck, including his two this year, it is frustrating to see such a talented play at such a vital position hurt so often. Hopefully, he starts getting luckier sooner rather than later. Remember, he spent two months on the DL earlier this year after getting hit by a pinch and breaking his pinky.

Get better soon Travis, the Mets really need your bat.

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