D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Indians on Friday. The veteran backstop had opened his Rays tenure in a 1-for-22 funk across nine games, so even though Friday's tally only included a pair of singles, it still represented a productive night for d'Arnaud. The 30-year-old is helping hold down the fort at catcher while Mike Zunino (quadriceps) and Michael Perez (oblique) are sidelined, and with both players likely still out at least another week or two, d'Arnaud should continue logging regular playing time.
D'Arnaud is not in Thursday's lineup against the Indians, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He is hitting just .045 with seven strikeouts and zero extra-base hits in nine games this month. Erik Kratz starts behind the dish, hitting eighth.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. D'Arnaud went 0-for-3 with a walk while starting at catcher in his Rays debut Saturday. Though he'll temporarily slot as the Rays' top backstop with both Mike Zunino (quadriceps) and Michael Perez (oblique) on the 10-day injured list, d'Arnaud will take a seat in the series finale as Anthony Bemboom checks in behind the plate.
D'Arnaud was added to the Rays' roster Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. D'Arnaud was immediately added to the Rays' roster after being acquired by the club Friday. With fellow catchers Mike Zunino (quad) and Michael Perez (oblique) on the injured list and Nick Ciuffo optioned, d'Arnaud figures to get a chance to show what he can do right away.
D'Arnaud has been traded from the Dodgers to the Rays for cash considerations, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. D'Arnaud's stint with Los Angeles certainly didn't last long, as he was scooped up by the Dodgers on Sunday, only to be traded away five days later. He did get one at-bat in a Dodger uniform Thursday night. The Rays are currently dealing with injuries to their top two backstops, Mike Zunino (quad) and Michael Perez (oblique), so d'Arnaud appears to be in line for consistent playing time behind Nick Ciuffo, at least for the next month.
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