Daniel Murphy told MLB Network Radio that he 100% expects Travis d’Arnaud to eventually return from Triple-A and have a productive, big-league career.
The Mets demoted d’Arnaud this past weekend after a loss in San Francisco.
D’Arnaud, who recently described his play as ‘unacceptable,’ had been 3-for-26 since returning from disabled list for a concussion.
“Travis missed some needed Triple-A at bats due to freakish injuries,” Murphy explained. “This is a tough league to develop in. I fully expect him to be productive when he gets back.”
He had been hitting .180 with three home runs and nine RBI in 145 plate appearances this season. He hit just .202 in 31 games with the Mets last season.
“I’ve just got work to do,” d’Arnaud said before leaving for Las Vegas (ESPN, June 7). “I’ve got to find my swing. That’s all I really know.”