Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being struck on the head by Alfonso Soriano’s backswing Tuesday night.
d’Arnaud actually stayed in the game, but had a headache afterward and then underwent further testing. As manager Terry Collins summarized the situation yesterday: “We’re very, very cautious and he is not feeling 100 percent.”
Triple-A catcher Juan Centeno got the call-up to replace d’Arnaud on the roster and will back up Anthony Recker.
d’Arnaud was off to a poor start before the injury, hitting just .196 in 31 games after batting .202 in 31 games during his big-league debut last season.
Both a Kinsler and a Kintzler made headlines at the Winter Meetings. After the Angels acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have inked reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year contract, pending a physical. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports that the deal is worth $10 million and includes a third-year option worth $6 million.
Kintzler, 33, spent the latter half of his 2017 campaign with the Nationals after the Twins traded him. Between both clubs, he put up an aggregate 3.03 ERA with 29 saves and a 39/16 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.
Sean Doolittle will handle save situations for the Nationals. Kintzler and Ryan Madson will bridge the gap to him in the seventh and eighth innings.