Mets designate d’Arnaud day after blunder, boos vs Brewers
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have designated backup catcher Travis d’Arnaud for assignment, signaling a possible departure for one of the organization’s longest tenured players.
New York announced the move Sunday, a day after d’Arnaud was booed during an 8-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers . D’Arnaud committed a baserunning blunder, allowed a passed ball and overthrew second on a stolen base attempt.
D’Arnaud missed all but four games in 2018 due to Tommy John surgery. First-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen brought the 30-year-old back on a $3,515,000, one-year deal. D’Arnaud has been Wilson Ramos‘ primary backup after New York traded Kevin Plawecki and placed Devin Mesoraco on the restricted list after he refused a demotion to Triple-A.
D’Arnaud is 2 for 23 and has struggled defensively. The Mets have seven days to trade, release or place d’Arnaud on waivers. He can refuse a minor league assignment if he clears waivers.
Tomás Nido was recalled from Triple-A, with manager Mickey Callaway citing his defense as an upgrade.