The Mets and C Travis d'Arnaud have avoided arbitration, as New York settled with a one-year, $3.515 million deal for 2019, according to USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale.
SNY's Andy Martino noted the Mets planned to stick with d'Arnaud, who they tendered, after signing free-agent C Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal. They view Kevin Plawecki as expendable, and they are moving forward with trying to trade him.
D'Arnaud only played four games last season, as he was shut down following Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow. He was projected to receive $3.7 million through arbitration this season.
In 2017, D'Arnaud hit .244/.293/.443 with 16 homers and 57 RBI -- both career highs -- over 112 games. However, this season, he will play a backup role to Ramos.