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Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in his spring debut Wednesday against the Orioles.
d'Arnaud is fully expected to be the team's primary catcher ahead of Tyler Flowers. The Braves are hopeful he still has some pop in his bat so today was a welcome sight.
Travis d'Arnaud and the Atlanta Braves have come to terms on a two-year, $16 million contract.
d'Arnaud was given up on by the Mets last season before having a resurgence with the Rays. In 92 games with Tampa Bay he hit .263/.323/.459 with 16 homers. The 30-year-old should slide in as Atlanta's primary backstop in 2020. Tyler Flowers will back him up.
Travis d'Arnaud was removed from Thursday's game due to neck and shoulder tightness, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
It does not sound like anything serious with d'Arnaud who is dinged up. Consider the veteran catcher day to day for now and keep an eye on updates with d'Arnaud.
Travis d'Arnaud entered Sunday's win over the Indians as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning and went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a run-scoring double.
d'Arnaud has been a nice mid-season pickup for the Rays. The veteran slugger has been able to provide help at catcher and first base and is now hitting .254 on the year with 15 home runs and 56 RBI over 86 games.
Travis d'Arnaud went 3-for-3 with three singles while driving in a run and scoring a run on Wednesday as the Rays beat the Mariners by a 7-6 score.
d'Arnaud has been seeing the majority of playing time behind the plate for the Rays surpassing Mike Zunino on the depth chart. On the season the veteran catcher is hitting .267 with 23 home runs and 49 RBI.