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Mets place catcher Travis d’Arnaud on the 10-day disabled list

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Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) reacts after making an out against the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) reacts after making an out against the Atlanta Braves in the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /
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Travis d’Arnaud‘s streak of being unable to stay healthy for an entire will continue in 2017.

The Mets officially announced they are putting their oft-injured catcher on the 10-day disabled list on Friday afternoon after wrist did not improve throughout the week. Though his specific injury — which the Mets are calling a bone bruise — is not considered a severe one, he is expected to miss more than the allotted 10 days.

D’Arnaud left Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves with a sore wrist, and he has seen action since that night. The Mets were hoping that a few days off would help, but after seeing a doctor in Atlanta later on in the week, the team determined this was the best course of action for d’Arnaud.

The Mets have kept two extra catchers with the team this entire time because of d’Arnaud’s inability to play. Both Kevin Plawecki and Rene Rivera will be splitting the catching duties for the foreseeable future. It’s not an ideal situation, but Rivera at least has a good arm that gives the Mets defense a much needed boost up the middle.

Rivera has also been able to handle the bat well early in the season. In just 44 at bats, he’s batting a line of .286/.295./.381. These numbers aren’t exactly anything to brag about but at least he’s not the automatic out that a guy like Plawecki has been over his short career.

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To take d’Arnaud’s place on the 25-man roster, the Mets have recalled pitcher Rafael Montero. He’s scheduled to make the start on Friday night against the Miami Marlins (weather permitting).

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