Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/17/13
The Mets have officially activated catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas and placed John Buck on paternity leave. He will make his much anticipated major league debut tonight against the San Diego Padres. “It will be nice to see him in a New York Mets uniform,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. “At the end of three days, we’ll see where we are.” “There’s been a lot of anticipation and some disappointment, given the injury that he sustained earlier in the year — more disappointment on his part than probably anyone else’s,” Alderson said. “So I think from his standpoint as well as ours, there’s a lot of anticipation.” The 24-year-old was the centerpiece of the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays in December and is regarded by many as the best catching prospect in the majors and the 22nd ranked prospect by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. A broken foot has kept d’Arnaud out longer than expected, but he finally will get the opportunity to show off his
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