Travis d’Arnaud needs elbow surgery to remove bone spur

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After initially keeping his injury a secret the Mets revealed that rookie catcher Travis d’Arnaud was dealing with an elbow problem and now they’ve announced that he’ll undergo surgery to remove a bone spur.

He finished the season hitting .242 with 13 homers and a .718 OPS in 108 games, which is solidly above-average production for a catcher. Even more impressive, d’Arnaud hit .272 with 10 homers and an .805 OPS in 69 games following a brief mid-season demotion to Triple-A.

Between his strong second half and outstanding minor-league track record the Mets should feel pretty good about d’Arnaud, assuming he recovers fully from the relatively routine surgery.