Geovany Soto

Mets' Plawecki has broken hand; d'Arnaud needs surgery

Mets catchers can't avoid catching a break. Or a tear.

Catcher Kevin Plawecki will be sidelined for three-to-four weeks with a broken left hand and went on the disabled list Friday as New York announced Travis d'Arnaud will have season-ending Tommy John surgery.

With the injuries to their top two catchers, the Mets' options behind the plate are 33-year-old Jose Lobaton, who hit .170 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 51 games as a backup with Washington last year, and 24-year-old Tomas Nido, who was recalled from Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday and has six games of major league experience.

"I think we're comfortable for the very short term. We'll see how...

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