Mets call up C Travis d’Arnaud for MLB debut

The New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud from

Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league

debut.

D’Arnaud was batting sixth Saturday night against San Diego. The

Mets put catcher John Buck on the paternity list.

D’Arnaud was the key player the Mets received from Toronto in

the offseason trade for NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.

The 24-year-old d’Arnaud was hitting .304 with two home runs and

12 RBIs in 19 games. He broke his left foot on April 17 and

returned on July 24.

D’Arnaud says he feels ready to play every day. He was set to

catch Jenrry Mejia on Saturday and ace Matt Harvey on Sunday.

Mets manager Terry Collins said he likes what he’s seen from

d’Arnaud.

”His confidence back there and the way he handled some of the

older pitchers in spring training was impressive,” he said.