Travis d’Arnaud has been activated from the disabled list.
He’ll start at catcher and bat seventh in the lineup tonight.
“I knew I had work to do,” he said Tuesday, regarding his demotion on June 7. “It was unacceptable. I had a long conversation with myself, long talks with Wally Backman. … It was 95 percent mental, five percent physical and technical.”
D’Arnaud hit .444 with 6 HR and 16 RBI in 14 games in Triple-A. He had been batting just .180 with the Mets.
“He needed to clear his head a little bit, come down here, have some success and get some confidence built back up,” Triple-A manager Wally Backman said (Review-Journal, June 18).