D'Arnaud and the Mets agreed to a one-year, $3.515 million contract Saturday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. D'Arnaud made it into just four games for the Mets last season before suffering a partially torn UCL, an injury which required Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be ready by Opening Day but will now be battling for a backup job with Kevin Plawecki and Tomas Nido after the Mets signed Wilson Ramos to be their starting backstop.
General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said d'Arnaud (elbow) is on track to be fully healthy for Opening Day, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. D'Arnaud underwent Tommy John surgery in April of 2018. While he's expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 campaign, it's unclear if he will be competing for a starting role with the Mets, as New York could choose to non-tender the backstop this winter given his injury history and underwhelming numbers since breaking into the majors in 2013 (.245/.306/.406 with 47 homers across parts of six seasons).
D'Arnaud underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. The embattled catcher now will move his focus to the lengthy rehab process ahead of him. D'Arnaud will likely be out until the early portion of 2019, meaning that Kevin Plawecki (hand) should get the bulk of the starts behind the plate once he's also healthy.
D'Arnaud (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday. This move comes as no surprise, as d'Arnaud is expected to miss the remainder of the season now that he needs Tommy John surgery. The embattled catcher will look to rehab in advance of a return sometime during the 2019 season. With Kevin Plawecki (hand) also on the disabled list, Jose Lobaton and Tomas Nido will handle duties behind the plate for the Mets.
D'Arnaud (elbow) will miss the entirety of the 2017 season after deciding to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. A lengthy absence was expected for d'Arnaud, who was diagnosed with a partial tear of his right UCL on Wednesday. Now it's confirmed that he'll elect to have surgery, which will keep him out for the entire year. Tommy John recovery times aren't quite as lengthy for position players as for pitchers, so d'Arnaud could be back at the start of next season. In the meantime, with Kevin Plawecki also on the disabled list with a broken hand, Jose Lobaton and Tomas Nido will share catching duties in New York.