Travis d’Arnaud goes on seven-day concussion disabled list

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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.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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