Travis d’Arnaud still in a boot, no Citi Field until after ASG

In case you missed it, Mets C prospect Travis d’Arnaud was told by team doctors that he will need to continue wearing a protective boot on his broken toe for another two weeks, ESPN New York reported this past weekend.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

The word around the team is to not expect d’Arnaud in Citi Field until after the All Star break, which is probably about the time he would have been promoted anyway (with or without this current injury). He needs to get the boot off, then rehab in St. Lucie, then return to Triple-A. It’s going to be at least four to six weeks before he gets to Vegas, assuming everything goes well.

Similarly, I no longer believe John Buck will be traded. It seems to me the coaching staff and front office think he’s worth more in leadership to this roster than he is in trade on the open market. In fact, if d’Arnaud comes up and hits, and if Harvey and Zack Wheeler pitch well, I actually think it increases the chances Buck is offered a one-year contract this winter to return as a back-up in 2014.