​Apparently Austin Barnes and Russell Martin aren't getting the job done for Dave Roberts and the ​Los Angeles Dodgers. In response, they've added some invaluable catching depth.


The Dodgers have reportedly signed former New York Mets catcher ​Travis d'Arnaud. The 30-year-old veteran was released by the Mets on Friday after being DFA'd earlier in the week. 

​​Traded to New York from Toronto in the same deal that made Noah Syndergaard a Met and R.A. Dickey a Blue Jay, d'Arnaud hit .242 with 47 home runs over 407 games with the Mets. His best season game in 2017, when he hit .242 with a career high 16 home runs in 112 games. 


After such a promising start to his Mets career, injuries--he played just 14 games in 2018 and 2019 combined--have sapped d'Arnaud of most of his hitting ability and led to his release. 

​​While it's unlikely that he'll take the starting job away from Austin Barnes, he'll be a solid backup with good defense who can get a key base hit every now and again. A low-risk signing by the Dodgers.