New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who was struck on the top of the head with Alfonso Soriano's backswing in the ninth inning on Tuesday, has landed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Juan Centeno has been promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to take d'Arnaud's spot. Centeno will catch right-hander Jacob deGrom's major league debut on Thursday night against the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Centeno and Anthony Recker will form the Mets' catching duo for the next week. Because d'Arnaud already has sat out Wednesday's game, he will be eligible to return next Wednesday, for the second game of a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Manager Terry Collins said d'Arnaud setting up close to the plate may place him in more danger of getting struck with backswings, but also results in more strike calls. "I've always said good catchers get under the hitter," Collins said. "And so they're susceptible to backswings. But the closer you are to the plate, you get strike calls. There's a grading system out there now that monitors catchers who get called strikes. He's at the top of the group."
Travis d'Arnaud to concussion DL
ESPN | May 15