D'Arnaud will split playing time behind the plate with Tyler Flowers for Atlanta and is expected to receive a majority of the starts.
After signing a two-year deal with Atlanta in the offseason, d'Arnaud immediately moved to the top of the depth chart. The 31-year-old's extensive injury history -- he's seen more than 400 plate appearances in a season only once in his career -- does give the club plenty of incentive to make sure he's well rested, however, and the split with Flowers could end up being closer to 50-50. D'Arnaud had gone just 3-for-16 (.188) this spring before the Grapefruit League schedule was suspended, but one of the hits left the yard and his 3:4 BB:K was sharp.
D'Arnaud signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Braves on Sunday.
The 29-year-old had a tumultuous start to 2019 and went 2-for-23 in 10 games before being released by the Mets in May, but he eventually ended up with the Rays and put together a quality season. D'Arnaud should serve as Atlanta's primary catcher in 2020, but Tyler Flowers remains a solid No. 2 option behind the plate and should still see semi-regular starts. D'Arnaud had a .263/.323/.459 slash line with 16 home runs and 67 RBI in 92 games with the Rays last season.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Toronto, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
D'Arnaud will sit for the second straight contest but was coming off eight starts in the previous nine games, so he's likely just receiving a bit of extra rest heading into Wednesday's Wild Card Game. Mike Zunino is starting behind the plate Sunday.
D'Arnaud is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels.
D'Arnaud has kept up his strong performance at the plate down the stretch, hitting .300/.353/.500 over his last 17 games. Mike Zunino starts behind the plate Sunday.
D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in a win over the Angels on Saturday.
D'Arnaud was the sole supplier of runs for the Rays courtesy of his clutch sixth-inning hit, which came with the bases loaded. The versatile veteran is hitting a rather ordinary .250 (8-for-32) in September, but he's managed to drive in 11 runs on that modest tally by virtue of some extremely timely hitting. Factoring in the three runs d'Arnaud plated Saturday, his career-high RBI total now stands at 65.
D'Arnaud is not starting Thursday against the Rangers, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
D'Arnaud will give way to Mike Zunino behind the dish for Thursday's series finale. In eight appearances this month, the backstop is 4-for-23 (.174) with two doubles, a home run and seven RBI.
D'Arnaud isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
D'Arnaud came through with an RBI double in his return to the starting lineup Sunday, though he'll head to the bench for Tuesday's series opener. Michael Perez will handle the catching duties and hit ninth.
D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
D'Arnaud had been out of the starting nine the prior two games due to neck and shoulder tightness, but he corroborated his return to health with a solid showing Sunday. The veteran has only four hits over his first 20 at-bats of September, yet he's surprisingly parlayed that tally into seven RBI, including one in each of his last three games.
D'Arnaud (neck/shoulder) is back in the lineup Sunday against Toronto, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
D'Arnaud left Thursday's game with neck and shoulder tightness and was on the bench for each of the last two games, though he appeared as a pinch hitter Saturday. He'll feature from the start Sunday, catching and batting sixth.
D'Arnaud (neck/shoulder) could make a pinch-hit appearance Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
D'Arnaud was dinged up behind the plate Thursday and manager Kevin Cash decided the backstop could use an extra day off, though it sounds like d'Arnaud is fine for the most part. While he's cooled down after a red-hot month of July, d'Arnaud still ranks among the top 10 catchers in earned value this season.
D'Arnaud (neck/shoulder) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
D'Arnaud left Thursday's game with neck and shoulder tightness and did not appear in Friday's contest. Mike Zunino starts behind the plate Saturday.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
D'Arnaud was pulled from Thursday's contest due to neck and shoulder tightness, so it's not a major surprise to see him remain on the bench Friday. Mike Zunino will start behind the plate and bat eighth in his stead.
D'Arnaud was removed from Thursday's game due to neck and shoulder tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
It sounds like d'Arnaud may have been dinged a few times behind the plate. Mike Zunino replaced him for the ninth inning. D'Arnaud was hitless prior to exiting and is now 1-for-15 in his last four games, with the one hit going for a homer.
D'Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-2 loss to the Orioles in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Serving as the designated hitter, d'Arnaud provided the Rays with a 2-0 lead with a 427-foot blast to center in the fourth inning off Ty Blach, his third homer in his last six games. The 30-year-old has generated a solid .254/.320/.460 slash line and d'Arnaud has 58 RBI in 291 at-bats this season.
D'Arnaud entered Sunday's win over the Indians as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning and went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a run-scoring double.
The veteran slotted in at first base and extended his hitting streak to six games with his multi-hit effort. D'Arnaud has displayed a welcome penchant for clutch hitting recently, totaling six RBI over his last four contests.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.
D'Arnaud started each of the Rays' last three games behind the dish, going 5-for-13 with two home runs, five RBI and four runs. He'll just be getting some routine maintenance in the series finale while Mike Zunino checks in at catcher.
D'Arnaud went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Thursday's win over Houston.
D'Arnaud single-handedly accounted for Zack Greinke's worst start as an Astro, torching the All-Star pitcher for a pair of run-scoring singles and a two-run homer. The long ball was d'Arnaud's first in August after he launched eight homers in a splendid July. Overall, the 30-year-old is slashing .253/.320/.447 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI in stints with the Mets, Dodgers and Rays this season.
D'Arnaud is not starting Wednesday against the Astros, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
D'Arnaud has hit just .189/.237/.226 over his last 15 games. Mike Zunino gets the call behind the plate in his absence.
D'Arnaud is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
D'Arnaud will sit for the second time in the four-game series while Mike Zunino logs a turn behind the dish. The backstop has slowed down a bit in August with a .206/.278/.238 slash line across 18 games, but he still appears locked in as the Rays' preferred option behind the dish.
D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
D'Arnaud started the last two contests but will head to the bench for Friday's game. Mike Zunino will start behind the plate and bat ninth in his absence.
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|2011||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||114||424||72||132||33||1||21||78||33||100||4||2||.311||.371||.542|
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|2014||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||15||55||13||24||8||0||6||16||3||5||0||0||.436||.475||.909|
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|2015||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||5||16||0||6||0||0||0||4||2||2||0||0||.375||.444||.375|
|2017||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||4||13||1||3||2||0||0||1||--||2||0||0||.231||.231||.385|
|2017||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||2||8||0||2||0||0||0||0||--||1||0||0||.250||.250||.250|
|2019||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||2||7||0||2||0||0||0||1||1||1||0||0||.286||.375||.286|