UPDATE, 4:49 PM:
The Mets placed Travis d’Arnaud on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Thursday, two days after being struck in the head with a backswing while catching. D’Arnaud will be eligible to return on May 20.
To replace d’Arnaud on the roster, catcher Juan Centeno was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was struck in the head with a backswing while catching late during Tuesday’s game, is likely headed to the seven-day concussion disabled list.
D’Arnaud remained in the game Tuesday after being struck and passed initial concussion tests after the game.
However, d’Arnaud began to experience concussion-like symptoms Wednesday and was held out of the lineup while undergoing more concussion tests.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, who was interviewed during Wednesday’s pregame show on SNY, said the results of d’Arnaud’s latest concussion tests were in and that d’Arnaud would likely need a few days of rest.
After Wednesday’s loss to the Yankees, the Mets announced that catcher Juan Centeno was on the way to New York from Triple-A Las Vegas.
While d’Arnaud spent Wednesday night in the dugout with his teammates – a good sign – the Mets will very likely err on the side of caution here and place him on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Thursday, retroactive to May 14. D’Arnaud would be eligible to return on May 21.
Juan Centeno, who will take d’Arnaud’s place if he’s placed on the disabled list, was hitting .273 with a .348 OBP for Triple-A Las Vegas in 77 at-bats over 21 games. Centeno is known much more for his defense, and would be with the Mets to serve as Anthony Recker‘s backup while d’Arnaud is out.