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d'Arnaud won't need surgery on broken bone in foot

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NEW YORK -- Mets top prospect Travis d'Arnaud will not require surgery to repair a fractured bone in his left foot, the catcher learned during a reexamination Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

The sixth-ranked player on MLB.com's 2013 Prospect Watch, d'Arnaud sustained a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal in his left foot when a foul tip struck him Wednesday during a game with Triple-A Las Vegas. Manager Terry Collins estimated that d'Arnaud will require up to eight weeks to heal.

"He's in a boot," Collins said. "They want him to do as little as possible for a while -- let that mending start."

The centerpiece of the trade that sent knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays in December, d'Arnaud was batting .250 with one home run and a .429 on-base percentage in his first 49 plate appearances for Las Vegas.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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