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Travis d’Arnaud to have Tommy John surgery

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Travis d'Arnaud is going to have Tommy John surgery on his torn UCL. His season is over. The Mets placed d’Arnaud on the 10-day DL after his diagnosis the other day and it was not certain whether he’d go under the knife. Today it was decided.

This news comes on top of the news that d’Arnaud’s backup, Kevin Plawecki, has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand.

For now Tomas Nido, who came up to back up Plawecki, will take over with Jose Lobaton coming up to join him. It seems clear, though, that the Mets will need to be on the lookout for catching help.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.