Mets’ d’Arnaud, Blevins headed to DL

Flushing, NY ( – New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud and
pitcher Jerry Blevins are headed to the 15-day disabled list after both
players were injured Sunday.

The club announced Monday that the duo will be placed on the DL Tuesday before
the Mets host the Atlanta Braves.

D’Arnaud suffered a fractured pinky finger on his right hand after being hit
with a pitch in Sunday’s 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins. Blevins was struck by
a liner on Sunday and was diagnosed with a distal radius fracture in his left
arm on Monday.

Both injuries happened in the seventh inning.

D’Arnaud will be re-examined in three weeks. He was hitting .317 with two
homers and 10 RBI before going down.

Blevins will be re-examined in six weeks. The left-hander was 1-0 with a 0.00
ERA, striking out four without allowing a hit or walk over five innings
spanning seven appearances.

To replace the duo on the roster the Mets will recall relief pitcher Hansel
Robles and catcher Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas. To make room on the
40-man roster for Robles, the Mets transferred pitcher Zack Wheeler to the 60-
day disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.