NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Travis d’Arnaud is in a walking boot after suffering non-displaced fracture in the first metatarsal of his left foot, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced on Thursday.
The team’s top positional prospect was injured when he took a foul tip off the foot while catching Wednesday night, Alderson said. The 24-year-old will head to New York for further evaluation.
“Those type of injuries usually do not require surgery,” Mets beat reporter Ed Coleman told WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts. “But again, we probably won’t know until (Friday).”
D’Arnaud was the centerpiece in the offseason trade that send Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto. D’Arnaud is batting .250 with five doubles, eight RBIs and a home run in 12 games for Triple-A Las Vegas.
D’Arnaud missed the second half of last season with a torn PCL in his knee.
The foot injury will set his arrival to the big leagues back a bit, though the Mets don’t have a pressing need at catcher with John Buck swinging a hot stick. Buck, who also came over from the Blue Jays in the Dickey deal, is batting .326 with six home runs and 19 RBIs.
“It’s part of the game,” manager Terry Collins said of d’Arnaud. “He’s a catcher. Stuff happens.”
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