Found July 31, 2013 on MetsMinor.net:
Even though Travis d’Arnaud is set to move to Double-A Binghamton to continue rehabbing from his fractured left foot, rumors are starting to fly that he could be considered to replace John Buck on the roster for the next few days. Buck’s wife is pregnant and her due date is tomorrow; the catcher is expected to head out on paternity leave when she goes into labor, and he’d be out for three days. Ed Coleman mentioned this on WFAN, and Adam Rubin of ESPN New York also tweeted about this possible move. The thought process is that d’Arnaud is on the 40-man roster, while Triple-A catchers Francisco Pena and Juan Centeno are not. Bringing up d’Arnaud would prolong the 40-man roster questions the Mets would have to answer, but in my eyes, it’s just prolonging the inevitable. That is, unless they feel d’Arnaud is close enough to game speed to promote and keep him in the big leagues. I don’t see any value in bringing him aboard for three days and shipping him back to the minors just to avoid ...
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