d'arnaud concussion

Travis d’Arnaud getting better, may need rehab at bats

Terry Collins said he expects Travis d’Arnaud to play a couple of minor-league rehab games before returning to the Mets from the disabled list.

D’Arnaud was put on the 7-day concussion disabled list last week, retroactive to May 14, and later replaced on the roster by Triple-A C Juan Centeno.

He was cleared by doctors on Thursday and took batting practice Friday.

According to Alderson, in order to come back, d’Arnaud must pass a post-concussion test, which has to be approved by MLB.


D’Arnaud had a light headache after last Tuesday’s game, during which he was hit with a bat on a follow through swing by Alfonso Soriano. Terry Collins said d’Arnaud did not have an immediate reaction, but was still feeling effects from the incident two days later.



This season, d’Arnaud is hitting .196 with a .274 on base percentage. He has three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over 114 plate appearances.




35 comments
hankincolo
hankincolo

On this date in history Willie Mays made his pro debut. He went 0-5. I think he turned out to be pretty good. 

Jack Fitzpatrick
Jack Fitzpatrick

Maybe if he gets better he'll be able to hit the ball past the pitcher.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

You people need to relax on TDA. Like it or not, we as fans better be praying that TDA puts it all together. Because right now he's our best bet. He has a proven track record in the minors that proves he belongs here. Every step along the way is about adjusting to the next level, which he has always done.

This is the hardest level to adjust . Plus he's a catcher so he has a whole other side that he has to worry about instead of just hitting.

Will he turn out to be a bust? Who knows. But at least he has shown more than enough in the minors to warrant the chance. It would be one thing if Plawecki was sitting behind him. But Recker is not a starting C on a MLB team. And isn't the future. 

Not every kid that comes up immediately takes off. 

hankincolo
hankincolo

Let Travis hit and hit some more in Vegas. I agree with the Mets' announcers, he lost time due to injury. I would not give up on him.

Mushroombarleysoup
Mushroombarleysoup

Man, it sucks to get hurt but geez this guy came with so much hype and I am SO underwhelmed,...must be a Mets thing,...yeah,...a Mets thing(sigh),....

Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

I don't know the translation but given his history I'm guessing d'Arnaud is French for "rehab"

eric88
eric88

He has more HRs than David Wright? OMG

eric88
eric88

You can hit under .200 for the second year in a row without rehab!

Willy Whitelaw
Willy Whitelaw

He needs to learn how to hit the ball again. For all the hype traded for 2 Cy Young winners, he surely is disappointing w/ the bat. He needs any type of at-bats!

nolrog
nolrog

He needs rehab at bats, about 500 of them. 

Marc Singleton
Marc Singleton

Hurry back Travis! We need your bat in this lineup!

Paul Duffy
Paul Duffy

Maybe he can find this power that all these scouts said he had.

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

Lol 7 I.p for Wheeler is considered a gem for this guy

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Make him passed the test and don't let him fly for a week. This way he's got no excuse that leads to bad press and uh, he gets better.

playjuan
playjuan

d'Arnaud needed rehab at bats even before he was injured. I'm not impressed and will be surprised if he develops into what the hype promised.

greekgod
greekgod

Mets should win the next four games easily.

greekgod
greekgod

I've said it a thousand times and I'll say it again d'Arnaud is a .220 hitter....but at least he's  better than Recker which has been a big disappointment to me. 

greekgod
greekgod

Is Lagares and Soup playing tonight?

hankincolo
hankincolo

@eric88 Here's what's also amazing, David has more base hits than Tulo.  Both very, very good players.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@Joe Wenzel  That should've been all the assurance you needed that he'd be going to AAA first. Haven't you learned by now that TC almost always does the opposite of what he says?

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Hope so, but knowing Collins either one or both will be riding pine...

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

@Antonino Plaud @greekgod 

OK, tell a guy who still has English as his first language what a BU is. Is typing real words so tiring?

Recker sits on the bench, which robs any hitter of rhythm and timing. Then, when he plays, he usually makes something happen with his bat. Not saying that he is the next coming of Gary Carter, but to me, he deserves a chance to win the job over D'Arnaud, who has a big enough sample to show that he can't hit.

nolrog
nolrog

@mikesml  Great, now they are going to be benched for the next week.


Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Ed Renner @Tarheel11 @Antonino Plaud @greekgod Could not agree more there!!!! This hitting philosophy makes me scream at the TV. These young kids need to keep things simple for them. See the ball hit the ball. Go up looking first pitch fastball and rake. To me this approach makes these kids think too much and then they become passive. 

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

@Tarheel11 @Ed Renner @Antonino Plaud @greekgod 

Fair enough point. Just too bad a great prospect like D'Arnaud has to be on a team that has this ridiculous batting approach. If the kid could just use the talents that got him to this level, things might be different. I feel sorry for the Mets hitters, who get sent to the plate with too much thinking. But your point is valid.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Ed Renner @Tarheel11 @Antonino Plaud @greekgod But there's the issue. There are lots of guys who have struggled to start. Mike Schmidt hit .196 his first full season. So logical conclusion was he couldn't hit? I'm not saying he's going to be Mike Schmidt. 

My point is that people here want to throw these young kids in the garbage instead of letting them work through their struggles. 

Unlike most people here I don't claim to know everything. I go by what the people who get paid to do this for a living say. And there's a reason they all liked TDA. And there's a reason Recker has been a back up. 

So you want to play a soon to be 31 year old career back up catcher who you know what he is, over a just turned 25 year old "top catching prospect" in baseball? Whose ceiling is much higher? 

To say that TDA has proven he can't hit here is a bit premature to me. I'd rather give the kid more time.  

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

@Tarheel11 @Ed Renner @Antonino Plaud @greekgod 

Hello Tarheel. Making a simple statement is not bashing. What a society we have. If you have an alternate view, based on logic, you are bashing. I lke D'Arnaud. I root for him. Saying that he's proven he can't hit here is a logical conclusion....not a bash. I also wasn't elevating Recker. But if your number one can't hit (hasn't hit), it's just logical to give the next guy a chance. That's all I was saying. To me, the biggest problem on this blog is that people don't read the whole statement before they get out the guns.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Ed Renner @Antonino Plaud @greekgod I get if you want to bash TDA but Recker is not the answer. There's a reason he is going to be 31 years old this summer and has been a back up catcher going on his 3 rd pro team. He's not very good. He is what he is, a back up catcher