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D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, the Mets' official site reports.
After starting five straight games at catcher for the Mets, d'Arnaud will sit for Anthony Recker. He had wrist soreness earlier in the month that may be lingering, but he's played regularly and hit .317 in September. It's likely a normal day off for a catcher and he should return Monday at the Nationals.
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d'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI, one double and one walk Monday against the Marlins.
d'Arnaud has five multi-hit games in September to raise his batting average from .227 to .246 since the month began. He has shown flashes of promise in his young career, but will need to become a more consistent hitter if he is going to increase his fantasy value.
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D'Arnaud is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.
D'Arnaud opened on the bench just twice in the Mets' last 22 games -- despite battling wrist sorriness off late -- but he will get a day off after starting six straight games. Anthony Recker will get the start behind the place in d'Arnaud's place.
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d'Arnaud was 1-for-4 with a two-run double in the Mets' win over Washington on Friday night.
After leaving the Mets' last game early with ongoing wrist soreness (they were already down 6-0 in the game), he drilled a two-run double in the Mets' three-run first inning to give them a lead they would not relinquish. He has been playing through the nagging injury, and will apparently continue to do so, but owners will want to keep an eye on his playing status.
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D'Arnaud (wrist) is back in the lineup Friday against the Nationals.
D'Arnaud has been playing through wrist soreness lately, but the discomfort got the point Thursday where he had to come out of the game. It appears as though he'll continue toughing it out, but d'Arnaud could always require additional maintenance if the injury is aggravated.
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D'Arnaud has been dealing with wrist soreness lately, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
D'Arnaud has played regularly despite the soreness, but he was removed from Thursday's game in the fifth inning with the Mets behind 6-0. It seems likely he will continue playing through the soreness, but he could need some rest if the pain gets worse.
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D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.
D'Arnaud has caught five straight games for the Mets, but will take a seat Sunday for a regular day of rest. Anthony Recker will man the backstop in his stead, catching Sunday's starter Zack Wheeler.
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D'Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, four RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 14-5 drubbing of the Reds.
D'Arnaud has gotten off to a red hot start here in the season's final month, as the young backstop has gone 9-for-16 with one home run, five RBI and four runs scored over his first four games in September.
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D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.
D'Arnaud was recently discussing moving to the outfield, but it was dropped for now. Anthony Recker will start behind the plate in his place Sunday and will bat eighth for the Mets.
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The Mets had some discussions this week about moving d'Arnaud from catcher to left field, but have tabled that idea for now, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
The Mets considering moving d'Arnaud due to his injury history and to make room behind the plate in the future for Kevin Plawecki. The team decided that having depth at catcher is a good thing and that while d'Arnaud bat may be above-average behind the plate, it would not be the case in left field. There is some speculation that d'Arnaud could get dealt if Plawecki proves ready, but that decision is a bit down the road.