Braves’ Travis d’Arnaud returns from injured list

The Atlanta Braves have reinstated catcher Travis d’Arnaud from the injured list as he finished his rehab assignment.

D’Arnaud missed 86 games after suffering a left thumb sprain on May 1. He was placed on the injured list on May 2. With his return, he was in Wednesday’s lineup against Cincinnati.

In 23 games this season, the 32-year-old hit .220/.253/.341 (53 OPS+) with two home runs. Last season, he hit .321/.386/.533 (137 OPS+) with nine home runs in 44 games and won the Silver Slugger Award.

In total, Atlanta catchers hit .299 with a .862 OPS last season. D’Arnaud led all catchers on the team in terms of batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and RBIs.

“I’m super excited,” said d’Arnaud. “It’s been a long three and a half months. To come back with the guys trending upward is super exciting. I’m very fortunate.”

 
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