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Former Blue Jays prospect Travis d'Arnaud makes MLB debut

The New York Mets promoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut against San Diego. He went 0 for 2 with two walks in his major league debut as the Mets lost 8-2 to the Padres.

Acquired by Mets as part of R.A. Dickey trade

New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud warms up before playing the San Diego Padres in a baseball game on Saturday in San Diego. D'Arnaud was a key part of the trade that saw R.A. Dickey head to the Toronto Blue Jays (Gregory Bull/Canadian Press)

The New York Mets promoted catcher Travis d'Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.

D'Arnaud was batting sixth Saturday night against San Diego. The Mets put catcher John Buck on the paternity list.

He went 0 for 2 with two walks in his major league debut as the Mets lost 8-2 to the Padres.

D'Arnaud was the key player the Mets received from Toronto in the off-season trade for NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.

The 24-year-old d'Arnaud was hitting .304 with two home runs and 12 RBIs in 19 games. He broke his left foot on April 17 and returned on July 24.

D'Arnaud says he feels ready to play every day and is expected to also play on Sunday.

Mets manager Terry Collins said he likes what he's seen from d'Arnaud.

"His confidence back there and the way he handled some of the older pitchers in spring training was impressive," he said.