New York Mets News

Travis d’Arnaud undergoes surgery for bone spur

By Danny Abriano
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Travis d’Arnaud had successful surgery to remove the bone spur in his right elbow on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

D’Arnaud did not have any ligament damage in the elbow, meaning the surgery was limited to the removal of the bone spur.

D’Arnaud, who played with the injury for a bit before the spur broke off during the last week of the season, is expected to be ready well before spring training kicks off in February.

For the Mets in 2014, the 25-year-old d’Arnaud posted a triple slash of .242/.302/.416 with 13 home runs, 22 doubles, and 41 RBI in 421 plate appearances over 108 games.

After struggling mightily early on and being sent to Triple-A Las Vegas to straighten things out, d’Arnaud wound up hitting .265 during the second half of the season, including a .313 average in September.

Thoughts:

According to Mets manager Terry Collins, d’Arnaud changed his throwing mechanics to compensate for the pain in his elbow, which likely led in part to his trouble throwing out runners during the second half of the season.

With d’Arnaud’s offensive kinks worked out in the majors and his elbow expected to be at 100 percent for 2015, he should be able to head into the year without worries.

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