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d'Arnaud ready to come off disabled list

NEW YORK -- Catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who has appeared in only 19 games this season due to multiple injuries, is ready to come off the disabled list.

The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported that d'Arnaud traveled to New York after going 1-for-5 for Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday, catching nine innings for a second straight night. The Mets hoped to activate d'Arnaud prior to Friday's series opener against the Nationals, and that remains likely.

d'Arnaud, 26, has been on the DL since June 23 due to a sprained left elbow. He missed nearly two months earlier this season with a fractured right pinkie, batting .296 in 19 games with four home runs and an .873 OPS.

Rookie Kevin Plawecki has assumed the lion's share of innings behind the plate in d'Arnaud's absence, and is a strong bet to stick around as a backup once d'Arnaud returns.

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