NEW YORK (AP) Recovered from a broken right pinkie finger, catcher Travis d'Arnaud rejoined the New York Mets' starting lineup immediately after he was actived from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.
A day after manager Terry Collins said he expected d'Arnaud would not start following his flight from Las Vegas, d'Arnaud was sixth in the batting order against San Francisco.
D'Arnaud missed 46 games after he was hurt April 19, when he was hit by a pitch from Miami's A.J. Ramos. He was batting .317 with two homers and 10 RBIs at the time of the injury.
''I've had a smile on my face all day today,'' said d'Arnaud, who completed his minor league rehab assignment with Las Vegas. ''I'm looking forward to joining this group of guys and having fun again.''
To make room on the roster, the Mets optioned infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas.
''It's a big boost for us,'' Collins said. ''If we can get him to where he's comfortable swinging the bat, he can help us and in the middle of our lineup, we need that.''