September 18, 2013

Stiff Shoulder For d'Arnaud

Rookie catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who had some durability concerns before ever reaching the major league level, was removed from last night's game after being struck in the shoulder with a foul ball.

d'Arnaud was struck by a ball off the bat of Giant's outfielder, Hunter Pence, in the second inning last night.  Despite staying in the game, Travis' shoulder would tighten up to the point of impacting his throws to second.  As a result he was removed from the game.

Both he and Terry Collins did not appear overly alarmed after the game and it appears he will only miss a few games going forward.  Such bumps and bruises go with the territory of being a major league backstop, however I am slightly interested to see how much time he misses after a prolonged rehab this summer from a broken foot.

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