15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 3 hours ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) is closing in on a rehab assignment, ESPN New York reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The catcher has not participated in live game action since late-April, but he could embark on a rehab stint as early as this weekend. D'Arnaud is nursing a strained rotator cuff strain and figures to require several appearances before returning to New York, where he'll step back in as the primary catcher.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 6 days ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) is throwing with no issue and will ramp up baseball activities on Thursday, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He is back in Port St. Lucie working out after spending time at home in California with his own physical therapist. D'Arnaud, who is recovering from a rotator cuff strain, is still at least a couple weeks away from returning to the Mets, but it sounds like he is progressing nicely. Kevin Plawecki will continue to serve as the primary catcher for now.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 1 week ago

d"Arnaud (shoulder) isn't expected by assistant general manager John Ricco to be back for at least a couple more weeks, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

d'Arnaud experienced a setback in his rehab program earlier in May, and it seems he will make his return a little later than expected. It is still plausible that the catcher will get a rehab assignment within the next two weeks before his return to major league action.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 2 weeks ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) built up strength and worked on the range of motion in his ailing shoulder Wednesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After experiencing a setback in his rehab process earlier in the month, it seems that d'Arnaud is taking the proper steps to remedy his shoulder and get back on track with his recovery. The catcher expects to go to extended spring training to resume baseball activities soon, so he could be back on track to get limited game action (possibly in the form of a rehab assignment) sometime later this month.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 3 weeks ago

After an examination with team doctor David Altchek, d'Arnaud's diagnosis remains a rotator cuff strain, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. "It's just going to take more time...Clearly he's not ready yet," said assistant GM John Ricco on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Altchek doesn't believe that d'Arnaud requires surgery and has prescribed rest, but the catcher will receive a PRP injection in the near future. In the meantime, d'Arnaud has been shut down from hitting, which effectively puts him in a holding pattern for the foreseeable future.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 3 weeks ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) suffered a setback Saturday, as he tried to throw for the first time and experienced discomfort and had to be shut down, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Terry Collins said Saturday's development was "pretty discouraging," and while d'Arnaud had already started hitting Thursday, it sounds like he will be completely shut down for now. More information regarding a timetable for further activity should become available in the coming days, but Collins' comments suggest that d'Arnaud won't be returning anytime soon. Kevin Plawecki should remain the primary catcher for Mets for the foreseeable future.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 4 weeks ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) began hitting Thursday but still hasn't resumed throwing yet, Maria Guardado of the Star-Ledger reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is good to see some progress in his rehab process, but until d'Arnaud begins throwing again, it'll be quite some time before he can return to the Mets lineup. A timetable for his return should become clearer once he can begin a throwing program.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 1 month ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) will not likely come off the disabled list when he's first eligible to return, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

All d'Arnaud has done since going on the disabled list is rest and receive treatment on his shoulder, so he seems to be a ways away from returning to the field considering he hasn't even progressed to baseball activities yet. A timetable for his return should become clearer once he is able to begin throwing and using his shoulder for baseball activities. Kevin Plawecki should see most of the starts while d'Arnaud is on the shelf.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 1 month ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) was placed on the DL on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

D'Arnaud underwent further testing earlier Tuesday which revealed a right rotator cuff strain, leading to the DL stint. It's unclear how much time he'll be sidelined for, but Kevin Plawecki figures to see the bulk of the action behind home plate in his stead, while catcher Rene Rivera was recalled to the major league team in a corresponding move.

15DTravis d'Arnaud C NYM 1 month ago

D'Arnaud (shoulder) will undergo further medical testing Tuesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

D'Arnaud first started to feel discomfort in his right shoulder Monday after a throw to second. His situation should be cleared up following the release of his medical results Tuesday, although early indications suggest he'll have to miss time since Triple-A catcher Rene Rivera was pulled early from Monday's game after just one at-bat, likely indicating a call-up. That said, Kevin Plawecki will serve as the Mets' primary catcher in the potential absence of d'Arnaud.