Travis d’Arnaud returns from concussion

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Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is back on the active roster after spending two weeks on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

He returns after playing three minor-league rehab games at Double-A, where he went 1-for-8 with a homer and most importantly reported feeling no further post-concussion symptoms.

d’Arnaud hit just .196 with three homers and a .588 OPS in 31 games before being hit on the catcher’s mask by Alfonso Soriano’s backswing on May 13.

Anthony Recker got most of the action behind the plate in d’Arnaud’s absence, with Juan Centeno backing him up, but d’Arnaud figures to resume being the Mets’ primary catcher.

Lucas Giolito earns second shutout of season

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The Twins have arguably baseball’s scariest offense. Their average of 5.87 runs per game is second only to the Yankees (5.90) while leading the league in slugging percentage (.501), OPS (.840), and home runs (244). White Sox starter Lucas Giolito made their offense look impotent on Wednesday, blanking them over nine innings for his second shutout of the season. The White Sox won 4-0.

Giolito allowed just three hits and walked none while fanning 12 batters over his nine innings of work. He’s now 14-6 with a 3.20 ERA and a 194/51 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings on the season. Giolito is very much in the AL Cy Young Award picture. The Astros’ Justin Verlander leads the league in ERA at 2.81. A strong finish to the season for Giolito could certainly see his ERA dip below 3.00.

As mentioned, Wednesday’s shutout was Giolito’s second of the season. He and the Indians’ Shane Bieber are the only pitchers with multiple shutouts this season. They are two of only 21 pitchers with a shutout.