The Mets’ good fortune wasn’t going to last forever.
Oft-injured catcher Travis d’Arnaud was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday afternoon with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow, and prospect Tomas Nido was called up from Double-A Binghamton, the team announced. Tommy John surgery is an option, according to MLB.com, and it will be discussed in the next few days.
The 29-year-old d’Arnaud has never played in more than 112 games in his career and is coming off a down season offensively, when he produced a meager slash line of .244/.293/.443 with 16 home runs, 57 RBIs and a .736 OPS. He has played in four games this year, splitting time with Kevin Plawecki.
The 23-year-old Nido, the team’s eighth-round pick in the 2012 draft, is one of the top prospects in the Mets’ minor league system, appearing in five games with the Mets last September. Nido will be active for Wednesday night’s game against the Marlins in Miami.