Archive: April 18th, 2013

BREAKING: Travis d’Arnaud’s Foot

Last night, Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud took a foul tip off the top of his foot.  He was later removed from the game.  Today, he was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal bone.  The approximate amount of time he will miss has not been determined.

This could be a serious injury considering how much that area of your foot flexes when you get into a crouch.

Obviously, this is a big loss for the Mets, even though John Buck‘s hot start mitigates it a little.

d’Arnaud has had a history of injuries that has limited his time in the minors.  This one was a freak thing that simply is part of the life of a catcher.  Hopefully he will lose a minimum of time.