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Travis d’Arnaud has bone spur in elbow, will have surgery

By Danny Abriano
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Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday night that Travis d’Arnaud has a bone spur in his right elbow that will require surgery.

Collins said that d’Arnaud’s bone spur broke off earlier this week, but that it hadn’t bothered him in a major way before then.

However, Collins intimated that d’Arnaud has been dealing with the bone spur for a decent amount of time and that he changed his throwing mechanics to compensate.

While d’Arnaud’s season is over and he will have surgery to remove the bone spur – likely early next week – he does not have ligament damage in the elbow.

Jenrry Mejia had surgery to remove a bone spur last year, a procedure that is ordinarily minor.

Thoughts:

While surgery for a bone spur isn’t necessarily a “good” thing, it’s positive news for two reasons.

For one, the surgery is minor and d’Arnaud should be all set well before spring training on February.

Second, the fact that d’Arnaud has been dealing with the bone spur for a while (and Collins’ belief that d’Arnaud changed his mechanics because of it) likely has at least a fair amount to do with how poor his throws to second base have been lately.

D’Arnaud really turned it on offensively in the second half, and it will be nice to hopefully have him confident and at full strength from day one in 2015.

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