On Monday afternoon in Miami, Travis d & # 39; Arnaud took the field at Marlins Park for some extra throwing work, firing snap-throws to bases as he has done countless times in his Mets career. This time it was different. During the routine session, the Mets-Catcher felt tension in his elbow. Then the discomfort penetrated his forearm. Two days later he was back in New York for a precautionary MRI.
Doctors at the Special Surgery Hospital revealed the test results – a partial tear to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm, his throwing arm. D & # 39; Arnaud stood in stunned silence.
"I did not say anything for about a minute," d & # 39; Arnaud said Friday at Citi Field before the Mets faced the Brewers. "I could not believe that's what it was." He paused, his voice falling in a gloomy whisper. "What can you do, though?"
D & # 39; Arnaud will undergo a Tommy John operation at HSS next week to repair the torn ligament. His 201
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"It's really tough," said Arnaud, "especially with this great group of guys, this championship atmosphere, it was hard, still tough."
D & # 39; Arnaud's injury is a big blow to the swelling Mets, and it only hurt even more than Kevin Backwop partner Kevin Plawecki was also on the list on Friday Disabled landed.
with a non-dislocated broken in his left hand after being hit by a throw on Wednesday's win over the Marlins. The Mets expect him to miss three to four weeks before returning to the majors. A first X-ray on Plawecki's hand came back negative, but when his grasp did not return and the pain subsided, the Mets decided to continue testing and an MRI revealed the rupture.
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"Two nights ago, I was really optimistic that it would just be a bone bruise and (I could) Coming right back after a few days, "said Plawecki. "Unfortunately, I just have to take it and just let it rest and be back soon."
After D & #; Arnaud was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday, the Mets 24-year-old called Tomas Nido of Double-A Binghamton to take his place occupy. On Friday, the team chose veteran Jose Lobaton's contract to replace Plawecki. Lobaton, who signed a minor league contract with Mets in December and spent all spring training with the club, started behind the court on Friday night and struck eight.
"We have to have boys," Manager Mickey Callaway said
General Manager Sandy Alderson said he is "comfortable with the catch situation for the very short-term" ". Later, when asked what "very short-term" meant, Alderson joked: "Until about 11 o'clock tonight."
The Mets signed Johnny Monnell on Friday for a minor-league deal for added depth.
I'll see how it goes, "said Alderson," but we'll certainly know what else is out there and we'll monitor this market. But right now we have no plans to add anyone except on the Triple A level. But that could certainly change.
Plawecki hopes his return will be three weeks closer than four, he said he grabs the bat, and catching pitch is equally challenging as he tries to heal.
"It could have been a lot worse so I'm very grateful that it's just that way, "said Plawecki," of course I do not want it to be anything. I did not think it was anything. But you just have to trust what you see and trust the doctors. It's just a little bump on the road.
D & # 39; Arnaud refused to approach his timetable or be ready for spring training in 2019.
He tried to avoid surgery, but the location of the tear made the dreaded operation necessary
I did not think so, "said Arnaud," and then this happened. "
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