Something is wrong with Travis d’Arnaud, but the Mets aren’t giving details


Rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud is out of the Mets’ lineup for tonight’s game with some sort of physical malady and is being examined by a doctor in Washington, D.C., but for whatever reason the team is refusing to give any details.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York spoke to a source who says it’s merely the flu, although why the Mets would avoid simply saying that seems especially odd.

Here’s more from Rubin:

The Mets, generally fairly open with player injuries, do not want to tip off the Houston Astros, who visit Citi Field this weekend, about what is ailing d’Arnaud. So they were not very forthcoming with the issue. Still, teams have been running wild on the rookie catcher anyway, so it is unlikely to affect the Astros’ game-planning.

What a weird stance to take for a couple of non-contending teams playing out the string.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.