Jun 2, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d

Travis d'Arnaud expected to return to the Mets on Tuesday

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The Mets announced Monday night that Travis d’Arnaud, who was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas a few weeks ago in order to clear his head and make mechanical adjustments to his swing, is expected to rejoin the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

D’Arnaud, 25, hit .436 with six home runs, eight doubles, and 16 RBI in 55 at-bats spanning 15 games with Las Vegas.

When d’Arnaud is added back on to the 25-man roster, the Mets will have to demote either Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden to Triple-A Las Vegas. A decision between the two hasn’t yet been made, but it may be Recker who gets sent down simply because he has options (and won’t be able to opt out if demoted).

As far as d’Arnaud is concerned, he’ll again become the club’s starting catcher.

Thoughts:

After d’Arnaud struggled in his first taste of the big leagues in 2013, he struggled again in the early-going in 2014, resulting in his demotion.

D’Arnaud has since stated that his struggles in the majors were “all mental,” and he seems primed to come back as the player he was touted as – a potential franchise catcher for the next decade.

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