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Mets plan to rest Travis d'Arnaud on Friday

NEW YORK -- Travis d'Arnaud is due for a day off Friday, when the New York Mets open a series against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

D'Arnaud returned from the disabled list on Wednesday. He had been sidelined since April 19 with a fractured right pinkie.

D'Arnaud is 3-for-8 with two doubles and an RBI in two games since returning from the disabled list.

Although d'Arnaud has only played in two straight games with the Mets, he actually has caught four straight days.

He logged all 10 innings in Triple-A Las Vegas' game on Monday night, then played six innings for the 51s on Tuesday afternoon. His return to New York was expedited because of Kevin Plawecki's unavailability due to dizziness.

"He's pretty sore ... but his presence in the lineup changes the look of things," manager Terry Collins said about d'Arnaud. "It just spreads things out a little bit. He's dangerous. He can get a hit. He can hit a double. He can hit a homer. And, to be honest, for a guy that hasn't caught in a long time, I thought he's handled the ball behind the plate outstanding."