Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud left last night’s agem against the Reds with shoulder soreness after attempting to throw out one of the Reds’ many base stealers. He had a full exam today and the news is not good: d’Arnaud has been placed on the 15-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain.
The Mets selected the contract of Rene Rivera from Las Vegas, who had been removed from last night’s Triple-A game as a precaution once word of d’Arnaud’s injury was heard. He’s en route to New York.
d’Arnaud has struggled in the early going this year. When he played last year he was fantastic, but he was limited to 67 games due to a fractured pinkie and a left elbow strain. He’s just snakebitten with injuries so far in his career.