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Mets' Kevin Plawecki has broken hand; Travis d'Arnaud needs surgery

14 April 2018, 01:46 | Lucia Cruz

Kevin Plawecki has suffered a broken hand

Kevin Plawecki has suffered a broken hand

D'Arnaud went on the disabled list for the fifth consecutive year.

Catcher is a position the Mets are sorely lacking depth early in 2018.

NEW YORK (AP) - Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki has a broken left hand went on the disabled list as New York announced Travis d'Arnaud will have Tommy John surgery.

Kevin Plawecki should return in roughly a month, but if his injury lingers then the Mets need to be proactive.

Tomas Nido is now the only backstop on the Mets' 25-man roster with d'Arnaud and Plawecki sidelined.

"I think right now we want to give these two an opportunity to see what they can do... We'll see how things go", NY general manager Sandy Alderson said. At this moment, we don't have any plans to add anyone, other than at the Triple-A level.

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Among available stopgaps, two-time All-Star Miguel Montero was designated for assignment earlier this week by Washington, while veterans such as Ryan Hanigan, Geovany Soto and Chooch Ruiz also remain unsigned.

D'Arnaud (elbow) will miss the entirety of the 2017 season after deciding to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

In four games this season, d'Arnaud hit.200 with one home run and three RBIs. While a postgame X-ray was negative, an MRI in NY on Thursday showed a hairline fracture.

The Mets said before Friday's game against Milwaukee that Plawecki was going to the DL, retroactive to Thursday. During the Mets' 2015 World Series season, he broke his right hand after being hit by a pitch, missing 46 games.

The Mets also recalled outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Las Vegas on Friday and optioned reliever Jacob Rhame to Triple A.



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