"D’Arnaud was visibly upset after getting the news, as were some of his teammates," Ackert says. "There was a steady stream of pitchers that made their way over to his locker to quietly talk to him, pat him on the shoulder and try to raise his spirits."
D'Arnaud had been hitting .180 in 39 games this season. He was 3-for-26 since returning from the disabled list with a concussion. He hit .202 in 31 games for the Mets last year.
"Just go figure it out, it's hard to do here," Terry Collins said he told d'Arnaud before he left for Triple-A Las Vegas. "As hard as you are working, as bright as your future is, it's hard to get it going here."