John Otano
Friday April 19th, 2013

New York Mets catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud could be out approximately eight weeks, Mets manager Terry Collins said on Friday. d'Arnaud fractured the first metatarsal of his left foot playing for the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, after a foul ball nicked his foot.

The 24-year-old backstop was hitting .250 with a home run and eight RBI in 36 plate appearances for the 51s this season. d'Arnaud was the centerpiece of the trade that sent 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets to the Blue Jays in the offseason.

Collins said d'Arnaud would not need surgery for his injury and will be in a walking boot.

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