MIAMI – The Mets have suffered their first major injury of the season. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud has an ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow
D & # 39; Arnaud landed on the invalidity list on Wednesday after an MRI tore open the tears and the team said it was in the Days will tell if d? Arnaud needs surgery to fix it. The Mets called Tomas Nido of Double-A Binghamton to replace him.
The Tommy-John operation is the most common way to handle torn UCLs. More often among the pitchers, Operation d & # 39; Arnaud would certainly cost the season. Among other catchers who had the operation, Boston Christian Vazquez missed just over a year and Washington's Matt Wieters missed just under a year.
D & # 39; Arnaud had shared the time behind the plate with Kevin Plawecki, a .200 / .250 / .400 slash in four games. He had also fought defensively, including only one of seven attempted base stealers. The Nationals stole five bases against him on Saturday.
This opens the door for Plawecki, who went into full-time starter on Wednesday with a goal in five games since Opening Day.
Nido, who turns 24 on Thursday, had a .278 / .350 / .389 slash line in five games for Binghamton this month, a small sample size improvement over his .232 / .287 / .354 Row in Double-A last season.
The Mets called Nido for the first time last September when he played in five games.