Braves News: Atlanta gets promising update on the health of Travis d'Arnaud

It seems that d'Arnaud will avoid the 7 day concussion IL.
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The Braves got a bit of a scare last night when starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud had to leave the game in the fifth inning after experiencing dizziness. After the game last night Braves manager Brian Snitker said d'Arnaud wouldn't start on Saturday to give him some time to recover. With d'Arnaud's concussion history (four total in his career thus far) you can understand the caution Atlanta proceeds with when he doesn't feel 100% behind the plate.

So today, it'll be their third catcher Chadwick Tromp making the start today. The catching tandem of d'Arnaud and Tromp have caught every game since primary starter Sean Murphy went down with an oblique injury on Opening Day. Atlanta added to their catching depth by signing veteran Sandy León back in early April.

Braves catcher likely back at the start of next week

d'Arnaud has enjoyed a solid 2024 season thus far, with a .255/.336/.500 slash line. His five home runs are more than the notable sluggers at the top of the lineup as well. Tromp has been adequate in his limited duties, slashing .211/.225/.316 and playing reliable defense in his 15 games.

It was announced earlier this week, that primary catcher Sean Murphy is set to begin his rehab assignment sometime next week. Things may be timing out well to have one of the best catching tandems in baseball back together soon. If d'Arnaud is back at the start of next week he may just have to hold the fort down until the end of the month.

If Murphy can start his rehab next week and work his way back to Atlanta by the end of the month, that will provide a much needed boost. In what is d'Arnaud's age 35 season, it's a nice thought to know we're approaching a time where the team can give Travis the rest he deserves. Keeping both catchers fresh down the stretch will be an important development in the 2024 season.

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