Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki diagnosed with broken hand

Sep 20 2017 San Francisco CA USA Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds after striking out against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

"We'll see how things go", NY general manager Sandy Alderson said.

Realmuto won't come cheaply, however, and the Mets farm system already is thin of the kind of top-level prospects a rebuilding Marlins franchise would be seeking.

Travis d'Arnaud needs Tommy John surgery and will be out for the year. In the meantime, with Kevin Plawecki also on the disabled list with a broken hand, Jose Lobaton and Tomas Nido will share catching duties in NY. "It's only a couple of weeks out of a very long season".

However, for a club that started 10-1, the Mets understandably aren't keen on merely relying on depth pieces and journeyman stopgaps as they await the return of Plawecki, who, while he has shown promise in the past, is no sure bet for a productive campaign.

"Until about 11 o'clock tonight", Alderson joked.

Plawecki feels lucky that it was a very small fracture, though as he explains here.

A year ago was d'Arnaud's most productive as a big leaguer.

D'Arnaud will miss the rest of the 2018 season as he recovers. "We are going to be certainly aware of what else may available out there, and we'll monitor that market". At this moment, we don't have any plans to add anyone, other than at the Triple-A level.

D'Arnaud, who has experienced a multitude of injuries throughout his six years in the majors, appeared in a career-high 112 games for the Mets last season, hitting 16 home runs and driving in 57. More specifically, he is expected to return in three-to-four weeks, as Mike Puma of the New York Post writes.

Miguel Montero was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Wednesday, and Geovany Soto remains a free agent.

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