Travis d'Arnaud breaks foot

Updated: April 18, 2013, 1:16 PM ET
By Adam Rubin |

DENVER -- Travis d'Arnaud, the highly regarded catching prospect obtained from the Toronto Blue Jays in the December trade for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, suffered a broken left foot while playing for Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

D'Arnaud suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the first metatarsal while attempting to catch a foul ball, New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said.

D'Arnaud has been fitted with a walking boot. He will travel to New York to be examined by team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Friday.

Alderson said he was unsure whether surgery would be required. The first metatarsal is the long bone in the foot.

D'Arnaud, 24, was hitting .250 with one homer and eight RBIs in 36 at-bats with the 51s.

"It's part of the game," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He's a catcher. Stuff happens."

Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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