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The Mets may lose key player for the rest of the season

He may will probably need a Tommy John surgery 

Travis d'Arnaud

Travis d'Arnaud | AP

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is on the disabled list for the fifth straight year, and the injury appears to be significant.

New York said Wednesday that d’Arnaud has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The Mets said surgery is possible and treatment will be determined in a few days.

 

The 29-year-old right-hander had an MRI Wednesday. He is 3 for 15 (.200) with one homer and three RBIs in four games this year.

While at Triple-A, d’Arnaud didn’t play after June 25, 2012, because of a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He made his big league debut with the Mets the following year and in 2014 was sidelined from May 14-28 with a concussion.

 

He was on the DL in 2015 from April 21-June 10 with a broken finger on his right hand and from June 21-July 30 with a strained left elbow, then in 2016 from April 26-June 26 with a strained right rotator cuff.

He was out from May 5-24 last year with a bruised right wrist.