Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/10/13
A team insider has confirmed to ESPN New York that catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud is indeed slated to replace John Buck when he heads to New York for the birth of his baby. The Mets promoted d’Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas so he’d be close by when Buck is placed on paternity leave. It will be great to finally get a look at D’Arnaud who’s spent about three months recovering from a broken foot. The key piece to the R.A. Dickey trade is batting a combined .259 this season with ten double, two home runs and 16 RBI in 102 plate appearances. “I feel like my timing is back,” d’Arnaud told the Press & Sun-Bulletin. “I feel good at the plate. I feel good behind the plate. I just feel good in general.” He went 1-for-3 with a walk in his first game back at Vegas.. Original Post 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 Met
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