ATLANTA (AP) New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud hyperextended his left elbow and left Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Braves after being knocked to the ground in a collision at home plate.
The collision occurred in the sixth inning as Atlanta's A.J. Pierzynski scored from third on pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco's fly ball to left field. As Pierzynski ran to the plate without a slide, his left leg appeared to hit d'Arnaud's left arm as the catcher dropped the throw, giving Atlanta a 5-4 lead. The contact knocked d'Arnaud to the ground.
The Mets said d'Arnaud's status is day to day with the hyperextended elbow. X-rays were negative.
The injury comes only 10 days after d'Arnaud returned from a fractured right hand. He was on the disabled list from April 21 to June 10.
With a trainer at his side, d'Arnaud needed a few minutes before finally rising to his feet and leaving the field. Kevin Plawecki replaced d'Arnaud - who had a two-run single and a homer in the game - behind the plate.