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Mets Avoid Arbitration, Sign Travis D'Arnaud To One-Year Deal

Catcher Gets $3.5M Deal

December 22, 2018 - 6:08 pm
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New York (WFAN) - The Mets avoided arbitration Saturday with catcher Travis D'Arnaud, settling on a one-year deal worth $3.515 million, according to USA Today's Bob Nightendale. 

D'Arnaud gets a slight increase from the $3.475 million he got last season. D'Arnaud only played four games last season, as he was shut down following Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow. The 29-year-old was projected to make $3.7 million through arbitration. 

D'Arnaud will serve as the backup catcher in 2019 after the Mets signed Wilson Ramos to be the starter. In 2017, D'Arnaud hit .244 with 16 homers and 57 RBI, which were both career-highs. D'Arnaud has been injury-prone throughout his career.

The signing of D'Arnaud makes Kevin Plawecki expendable. The Mets have reportedly been shopping Plawecki in potential trades.