The New York Mets demoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas last week to try and get him hitting again. d'Arnaud, 25, hit only .180 with three home runs and nine RBI's over his first 39 games before being demoted to the minor leagues. d'Arnaud has hit very well with the 51's since then, leading some to speculate d'Arnaud will be called back up when first eligible on Wednesday. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports this will not be the case.
d'Arnaud has torn the cover off the ball with the 51's, hitting .414 with five home runs and 10 RBI's in his first week with them. d'Arnaud has to spend a minimum of 10 days in the minor leagues before he is eligible to be recalled, and that would come on Wednesday. In spite of d'Arnaud's immediate success, the Mets are not ready to recall him when he is first eligible. While the team is thrilled that d'Arnaud is hitting well right away, they want him to sustain his stroke for more than a week before being recalled.
d'Arnaud shouldn't be away from the team for too much longer though. d'Arnaud is currently on his final minor league option, meaning if the Mets needed to demote him in the future for whatever reason they would have to pass him through waivers first. The Mets can rescind the option, however, if d'Arnaud is recalled within 20 days, meaning the latest they could bring him back to the big leagues is June 27th. Expect d'Arnaud to return before then.
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