Past year was d'Arnaud's most productive as a big leaguer.
Mets catchers can't avoid catching a break.
Kevin Plawecki of the New York Mets has a broken left hand and is following fellow catcher Travis d'Arnaud to the disabled list.
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The oft-injured New York Mets catcher has chose to undergo the surgery after tearing the UCL in his right elbow, the team announced, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "But that certainly could change".
"I think right now we want to give these two an opportunity to see what they can do..."
Among available stopgaps, two-time All-Star Miguel Montero was designated for assignment earlier this week by Washington, while veterans such as Ryan Hanigan, Geovany Soto and Chooch Ruiz also remain unsigned.
Tomas Nido, recalled from Double-A Birmingham on Wednesday, figures to take over as the primary catcher in the interim. D'Arnaud was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament earlier this week and is set to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, which will sidelined him for the remainder of the season.More news: Girl Scouts Address Confusion As Boy Scouts Try To Recruit Girls
D'Arnaud will miss the rest of the 2018 season as he recovers. While a postgame X-ray was negative, an MRI in NY on Thursday showed a hairline fracture.
"I'd like to think the opportunity isn't going away", Plawecki said.
Plawecki went on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Thursday, and D'Arnaud was transferred to the 60-day DL, a move that opened a roster spot for the Mets to select Lobaton's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets also recalled outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Las Vegas on Friday and optioned reliever Jacob Rhame to Triple A.More news: Calgary trucking company suspended after Broncos crash