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Mets place d'Arnaud on concussion DL, recall Centeno

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NEW YORK -- The Mets placed catcher Travis d'Arnaud on the seven-day concussion disabled list Thursday, retroactive to May 14, recalling Juan Centeno from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place.

d'Arnaud has not played since taking an Alfonso Soriano backswing off his mask in Tuesday's game. Experiencing worsening concussion symptoms the following morning, d'Arnaud underwent a battery of tests on Wednesday and Thursday.

"He's still feeling the effects," general manager Sandy Alderson said.

d'Arnaud will be eligible to return Wednesday, but not sooner. In the interim, Centeno and regular backup Anthony Recker will split catching duties.

Known primarily for his defensive acumen, Centeno, 24, was batting .273 with one home run in 21 games for Las Vegas. He appeared in four games for the Mets late last season, earning a modicum of fame for becoming the first catcher to catch Reds speedster Billy Hamilton stealing.

d'Arnaud was batting .196 with three home runs in 31 games prior to his injury. Manager Terry Collins attributed the Soriano incident to the fact that d'Arnaud sets up closer to home plate than most catchers -- a double-edged strategy that has allowed him to become an expert at pitch framing.

"I've always said good catchers get under the hitter, and so they're susceptible to backswings," Collins said. "The closer you are to the plate, you get strike calls. There's a grading system out there now that monitors catchers who get called strikes. He's at the top of the group."

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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