Top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud to debut for Mets on Saturday
Top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will make his major league debut on Saturday when the New York Mets take on the San Diego Padres.
According to MLB.com, d’Arnaud will take John Buck’s spot on the 25-man roster, who flew to New York on Friday to join wife, Brooke, for the birth of the couple’s third child. D’Arnaud could be with the club longer than the three days that Buck is to be on paternity leave, according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.
“It will be nice to see him in a New York Mets uniform,” Alderson said. “At the end of three days, we’ll see where we are.”
According to ESPN.com, d’Arnaud was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade. D’Arnaud would have been up in the big leagues much sooner, but the top prospect broke his foot on April 17 and was on the disabled list.
D’Arnaud is the Mets’ second best prospect and the 22nd best prospect in Major League Baseball, according to MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.