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According to Lynn Worthy of the Press & Sun-Bulletin, Travis d’Arnaud is on his way to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The highly regarded catching prospect received the news from manager Pedro Lopez of the Binghamton Mets after Thursday night’s 1-0 win over the Altoona Curve.
The logic is that with the Mets hitting the road for a series in Arizona beginning Friday night and then a series in Los Angeles, d’Arnaud will be close by in case the Mets need him should John Buck miss any time with the birth of his child.
If d’Arnaud is activated and Buck goes on paternity leave, Recker will likely be the backup. Once Buck returns Travis will be optioned back to Las Vegas where he’ll continue to play everyday. We should see him again once rosters expand in September.
d’Arnaud was 0-for-2 tonight with a walk and batted .222 in seven games with Double-A Binghamton.
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New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores threw his bat at a pitch, and made enough contact with it to foul it off, during Friday night's game in Arizona.
It happened in the eighth inning with one out and runners on second and third. Flores threw his bat at the 1-2 pitch from D-backs reliever Heath Bell, and the desparation move by...
Mets at D’Backs • Chase Field • 8:10 PM
Zack Wheeler (4-2, 3.91) vs. Brandon McCarthy (2-5, 4.94)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Juan Lagares – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Wilmer Flores – 3B
John Buck – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Zack Wheeler – RHP
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