Travis d’Arnaud ready to rejoin Mets after concussion

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From Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK — Travis d’Arnaud is expected to be activated from the disabled list for Wednesday’s matinee series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sandy Alderson said.

D’Arnaud is due to play a third and final rehab game with Binghamton on Tuesday night.

The 25-year-old catcher has been on the shelf since getting struck on his helmet by Alfonso Soriano’s backswing during a May 13 game at Yankee Stadium. D’Arnaud is 1-for-7 so far on his rehab assignment and was batting just .196/.274/.314 in 31 games for the Mets prior to suffering the head injury.

D’Arnaud was a big part of the December 2012 trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays.

He batted .328/.402/.588 with 18 home runs and 64 RBI in 86 career games at Triple-A.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.