Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki diagnosed with broken hand

Elias Hubbard
April 15, 2018

Two days after catcher Travis d'Arnaud landed on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, Kevin Plawecki is joining him.

It was announced that d'Arnaud would undergo Tommy John surgery next week for a torn UCL in his right arm, which would result in him missing the rest of the season.

"We'll see how things go, but we are going to be certainly aware of what else may be available out there and we'll monitor that market. But that certainly could change".

D'Arnaud could not contain his disappointment about missing what could be a very special season. He hit a career-high 16 homers and slugged a career-best.443 in 112 games.

During his 2014 rookie year, d'Arnaud suffered a concussion and a chipped a bone in his throwing elbow.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Lobaton, d'Arnaud was placed on the 60-day DL. While a postgame X-ray was negative, an MRI in NY on Thursday showed a hairline fracture.

Then again, the always-quippy GM's retort when asked for his definition of "very short-term" was far more telling before the Mets improved to 11-1 on the season.

The Mets also recalled outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Las Vegas on Friday and optioned reliever Jacob Rhame to Triple A. Lobaton is batting eighth against right-hander Zach Davies.

Callaway wouldn't commit to making Lobaton or Nido the regular starter.

The most intriguing possibility: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, a career.280/.322/.428 hitter who has averaged 15 homers and 68 RBIs in four Major League Baseball seasons.

"I think we have a great deal of confidence in his ability to catch and throw", Alderson said. Kevin Plawecki has a broken hand after being hit by a pitch earlier in the week, and he will be out for a while.

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