Mets injury news: Travis d’Arnaud has a fractured right hand, Kevin Plawecki promoted

By Danny Abriano

Travis d’Arnaud suffered a fractured right hand when he was hit by a pitch during Sunday’s game, the Mets announced.

D’Arnaud, who came out of the game after being hit, had an X-ray that confirmed the diagnosis.

It hasn’t yet been announced how severe the fracture is or how much time d’Arnaud might miss, but it’s obviously a disabled list situation.

Speaking after the game, Terry Collins said that d’Arnaud would be examined on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery to determine the severity of the fracture and a time frame for his recovery.

While speaking with reporters, d’Arnaud said that while the injury is disappointing, he’ll keep his head up and cheer on his teammates while he recovers.

To replace d’Arnaud on the roster, Kevin Plawecki has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

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Before being called up, Plawecki was hitting .229/.250/.343 in 36 plate appearances spanning eight games for Las Vegas.

Last season, while splitting the year between Double-A Binghamton and Las Vegas, Plawecki hit .309/.365/.460 with 11 home runs and 64 RBI in 101 games played.


This is a terrible break for both d’Arnaud and the Mets.

So far this season, d’Arnaud – who recently moved up to second in the lineup – was hitting 317/.356/.537 with two home runs and 10 RBI. D’Arnaud also finished off last season hitting extremely well, as he began to cement himself as one of the best-hitting catchers in the majors.

Hopefully, d’Arnaud recovers quickly and this isn’t an issue that lingers once he returns.

D’Arnaud’s injury is compounded a bit with David Wright already out of the lineup due to a strained right hamstring, but the Mets have the depth in order to get past this.

As far as d’Arnaud’s replacement, Kevin Plawecki is viewed as one of the best prospects in all of baseball, which will hopefully help cushion the blow of losing d’Arnaud.