Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/16/13
John Buck is leaving for New York City after learning that his wife has gone into labor. The couple are expecting the birth of their third child. This should pave the way for the debut of Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud during this weekend series against the San Diego Padres. D’Arnaud is a California native so it should be doubly special for him. Anthony Recker will replace Buck in tonight’s starting lineup as D’Arnaud is en route to Petco Park and should arrive at some point tonight. He’ll spend three days with the team until Buck returns from paternity leave on Monday. Or maybe not… Sandy Alderson told reporters he is not ruling out the possibility of d’Arnaud staying beyond Monday. “We’ll see where we are on Monday,” Alderson said. Some reporters believe that from reading between the lines that TDA will remain with the team permanently… Wow… Are ya ready??? Congratulations to both Mets catchers. Original Post 8/13 Las Vegas 51s batters combined to hit three home runs tonig
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