New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud could be facing season-sending Tommy John surgery after being placed on the disabled list Wednesday due to a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.
The tear in his right elbow was detected during an MRI exam on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old d'Arnaud is weighing whether or not to undergo surgery and he and the club are expected to make a decision later this week.
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It wasn't immediately known when d'Arnaud suffered the injury. But the Washington Nationals stole five bases off of him during Saturday's game.
Kevin Plawecki will handle most of the catching duties with d'Arnaud sidelined. Tomas Nido also was recalled from Double-A Birmingham.
D'Arnaud established career bests of 16 homers and 57 RBIs last season when he batted .244. He is 3-for-15 with a homer this season in four appearances.
--Field Level Media