Report: Mets, d’Arnaud avoid arbitration

The New York Mets avoided arbitration with catcher Travis d’Arnaud by agreeing to a one-year, $3.515 million deal, according to published reports.The 29-year-old has spent each of his first six seasons with New York. He is a .245 lifetime hitter with 47 home runs and 162 RBIs in 397 career games.Last season, d’Arnaud hit .200 with one homer and three RBis in only four games. He was limited by an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.