NY Mets Rumors and News: Kevin Plawecki Making Debut After Travis d'Arnaud Out With Injury At Catcher, Jerry Blevins Fractures Arm

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Apr 21, 2015 04:11 PM EDT
Travis d'Arnaud #7 and David Wright #5 of the New York Mets
Travis d'Arnaud #7 and David Wright #5 of the New York Mets celebrate the win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City."

The NY Mets have been off to a promising start this season and now the team has lost two players to injuries with Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins going down with fractures and for fantasy owners some replacements include Kevin Plawecki for the young catcher and both Alex Torres and Sean Gilmartin in the bullpen.

The Mets have opened the season in first place in the NL East and they are 10-3 after starting the season 7-0 at home. d'Arnaud had been playing well coming into the week and he now will be out with a fractured finger. According to Hardball Talk, d'Arnaud will need to wear a splint for three weeks after dealing with a fractured right pinkie finger.

d'Arnaud was injured after getting hit by a pitch and left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins also went down with a fracture. According to the report from Hardball Talk, Blevins will be in a splint for at least six weeks and up to two months after fracturing his left arm. Blevins was hit by a comeback ball and that means the Mets bullpen will be down an arm and he was looking good early on.

D'Arnaud was off to a strong start while hitting .317 with 10 RBIs in 11 games and now Plawecki comes in and will take over as the starter. Blevins had not given up a hit yet in his appearances this season from the bullpen. Last season d'Arnaud finished the year strong and he picked back up on that through the first weeks of the 2015 season.

Check here for more on the Mets injuries.

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