Mets DFA D'Arnaud, Call Up Nido

Mets DFA D'Arnaud, Call Up Nido

The Mets made a somewhat surprisingly fast reactionary move this morning as the team has DFA'd Travis d'Arnaud and called up Tomas Nido.

The Mets would be on the hook for about $2.955 million of the $3.52 million USA on d'Arnaud's contract, unless they find a trade for him, otherwise he'll likely report to triple-A Syracuse.

Mets fans had begun booing the catcher, who was the original jewel of the late 2012 trade with the Blue Jays that also netted Noah Syndergaard for R.A. Dickey.

D'Arnaud missed most of last season because of an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.

"They want me to play better", d'Arnaud said of the negative reaction at Citi Field. First-year general manager Brodie Van Wagenen brought the 30-year-old back on a $3,515,000, one-year deal.

Tomás Nido was recalled from Triple-A, with manager Mickey Callaway citing his defence as an upgrade. He had gotten off to a slow start this season, with only two hits in his first 23 at-bats.

D'Arnaud has been Wilson Ramos' primary backup after NY traded Kevin Plawecki and placed Devin Mesoraco on the restricted list after he refused a demotion to triple-A.

The Mets will owe d'Arnaud approximately $2.955MM if someone doesn't take him off their hands, Joel Sherman of the New York Post notes, though it's possible a trade will come together if his potential tantalizes a club.

While d'Arnaud impressed early as a Met, combining for 6.1 fWAR and a.252/.317/.442 line with 25 home runs in 689 plate appearances from 2014-15, his numbers have fallen off since then.

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