Atlanta Braves' Travis d'Arnaud put on 60-day IL with thumb injury

The Atlanta Braves will be without starting catcher Travis d'Arnaud for at least the next two months after he was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

D'Arnaud left Saturday night's 6-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with the injury. He was hurt on a tag play at the plate in the sixth inning.

Manager Brian Snitker said after the Braves lost 7-2 to Toronto on Sunday that d'Arnaud is set for surgery sometime in the next few days. Snitker expects d'Arnaud to return before the season ends.

Catcher Alex Jackson, who replaced d'Arnaud in Saturday's game, landed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a strained left hamstring.

D'Arnaud, in his second year with the Braves, has two homers and 11 RBIs this season with a .220/.253/.341 slash line. He had a strong first season at the plate for Atlanta (.321/.386/.533 with nine homers and 34 RBIs) during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

Jackson was 1-for-23 (.043) in 10 games.

The Braves recalled catchers Willson Contreras and Jeff Mathis from their alternate site in corresponding moves.

Contreras made his major league debut last season, going 4-for-10 in four games. He was the 27th man for Atlanta's doubleheader on April 25 against Arizona.

Mathis spent the previous two seasons with Texas. The 16-year veteran, known for his defense, has a career .194 batting average in 945 games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.