Mets' Kevin Plawecki has broken left hand, report says

Kevin Plawecki has suffered a broken hand

Kevin Plawecki has suffered a broken hand

D'Arnaud established career bests of 16 homers and 57 RBIs last season when he batted.244.

The Mets suddenly have a depth issue behind the dish.

The oft-injured New York Mets catcher has made a decision to undergo the surgery after tearing the UCL in his right elbow, the team announced, according to's Anthony DiComo.

The New York Mets announced on Friday that starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud will in fact undergo Tommy John Surgery after being diagnosed with a partial tear of the UCL in his throwing elbow. Plawecki will not need surgery.

"I think we're comfortable for the very short term".

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"We'll see how things go, but we are going to be certainly aware of what else may be available out there and we'll monitor that market. But that certainly could change". They called up Nido, the team's top catching prospect, from Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday after placing d'Arnaud on the disabled list. He has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will have Tommy John surgery next week.

A veteran of five-plus seasons, d'Arnaud missed significant time to injury in both 2015 and 2016. Kevin Plawecki, who has been their primary starter this season, is also on the 10-day DL with a hairline fracture in his left hand. A postgame X-ray was negative, but an MRI in NY on Thursday showed a hairline fracture.

Meanwhile, Mets left-hander Jason Vargas (broken bone in right hand) pitched a simulated game Thursday in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and probably will have another simulated outing before a likely minor league rehabilitation start.

The Mets also recalled outfielder Brandon Nimmo from Las Vegas on Friday and optioned reliever Jacob Rhame to Triple A.

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