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Travis d'Arnaud to be activated Thursday, Juan Centeno optioned

UPDATE, 5:10 PM:

The Mets announced after their victory against Pittsburgh that Travis d’Arnaud will be activated from the disabled list before their game on Thursday in Philadelphia.

To make room for d’Arnaud on the roster, Juan Centeno was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.


Travis d’Arnaud, who completed a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday, was due in the Mets clubhouse early Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to Thursday’s game in Philadelphia.

D’Arnaud was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list on May 14 after he was struck in the head by a backswing while catching the day prior.

After d’Arnaud landed on the disabled list, a report emerged that the Mets were preparing to bench d’Arnaud before the injury occurred.

Thoughts:

Travis d’Arnaud has less than a half-season in the majors under his belt, making the report that the club intended to bench him in favor of Anthony Recker quite concerning.

D’Arnaud has not yet performed up to expectations, but he certainly won’t have the chance to prove himself if he’s on the bench.

If the Mets had another young option at catcher who was fighting for playing time with d’Arnaud, it would make some sense to cut d’Arnaud’s playing time down a bit.

At the moment, though, the Mets do not have another catcher at the big league level who profiles as a potential “answer” for the next decade.

When he returns, d’Arnaud needs to play.

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