d’Arnaud thanks Mets fans after release

A day after the New York Mets released him, catcher Travis d’Arnaud thanked the team’s fans on social media Saturday afternoon.”It’s been an amazing journey to be a Met. All the highs and the lows have made me into the person I am today,” d’Arnaud posted. “Thank you for welcoming a California kid into your city and treating me like family. I hope nothing but the best for the organization, staff, fans, and most importantly my teammates. Thank you for everything. I will forever be grateful.”The Mets designated him for assignment last Sunday.Coming back from Tommy John surgery, the 30-year-old veteran hit .087 in 10 games with just two singles and two RBIs in 25 plate appearances.Since making his debut with the Mets in 2013, d’Arnaud batted .242 with 47 homers and 164 RBIs in 407 career games.