Reports: Mets agree to 1-year deal with d’Arnaud

The New York Mets and catcher Travis d’Arnaud has agreed to a one-year, $3,515,000 deal to avoid salary arbitration, according to published reports on Wednesday.That is a raise of $40,000 for d’Arnaud, who played in just four games last season before sustaining a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm. He underwent Tommy John surgery on April 17.Wilson Ramos was signed to be New York’s starting catcher. The team is hoping d’Arnaud, who turns 30 next month, will he healthy enough to enter the season as the backup.The progress of d’Arnaud’s recovery helped lead to the trade of catcher Kevin Plawecki to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.