Travis d’Arnaud was examined today at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York. The exam confirmed a metacarpal fracture of the little finger of his right hand. Travis will be in a splint for three weeks and will be reexamined at that time. If he is healed and non-tender, he will then resume baseball activities.
Jerry Blevins was also examined. He has a distal radius fracture of the left arm. Jerry will be in a splint for six weeks. He will be re-examined at the end of that time and will resume throwing if he is healed.
Vic Black was also examined at HSS. He was diagnosed with a small right side disk herniation in the neck causing triceps muscle weakness. This represented an improvement in his condition since his last exam. Vic will undergo therapy and be reexamined in one week.
The Mets will place d’Arnaud and Blevins on the 15-Day Disabled List tomorrow and select the contract of catcher Kevin Plawecki from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and recall righthanded pitcher Hansel Robles from Las Vegas. The Mets will also transfer righthanded pitcher Zack Wheeler to the 60-Day DL.
Plawecki, 24, had six RBI in nine games this year with Las Vegas. He was hitting .216 (8-37) with two doubles and one triple. Plawecki was the Mets’ supplemental round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. The Carmel, IN native hit .309 (116-376) with 24 doubles, 11 home runs and 64 RBI combined between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas in 2014.
Robles, 24, was 1-0 in five games for Las Vegas this year. He had tossed 7.2 scoreless innings, issued one walk and struck out 10. Robles was converted to a reliever last July. He went 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (four earned runs/20.0 innings) with 24 strikeouts in 12 games out of the bullpen last year for Binghamton.