Today in Denver, Sandy Alderson told reporters d’Arnaud has a non-displaced fracture in the first metatarsal in his left foot.
Alderson said d’Arnaud is in a walking boot, and will fly to New York to visit team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery to evaluate the severity of the injury.
Right now, there is no timetable for d’Arnaud to return, Alderson explained.
In the Las Vegas 51s’ 3-2 win over Sacramento last night, Travis d’Arnaud appeared to take a foul ball off his foot while catching in the top of the sixth inning.
D’Arnaud remained in the game to complete the top of the sixth and was able to walk off the field under his own power, but Landon Powell pinch hit for d’Arnaud, striking out in the bottom of the sixth inning.
D’Arnaud is hitting .250 with five doubles, one home run and eight RBI in 36 at-bats this season.
4:10 pm: D’Arnaud should resume baseball activities in 4-8 weeks, although that won’t officially be determined until he visits with team doctors (Puma, New York Post).
Michael Baron, Contributor12:25 pm: Jeez…This is very, very disappointing, and not what the Mets needed at all. There really is no silver lining to this. First off, the obvious result is this will delay d’Arnaud’s arrival to Flushing. But it also impacts his ability get more reps at Triple-A to get ready for the big leagues – remember, he missed the entire second half of his season last year when he injured his knee.
I hope the severity of the injury is minimal and he misses the usual 6-8 weeks for a broken bone. This is just terrible news…
1:06 pm: Will Carroll – formerly SI.com’s injury expert – tweeted the following about d’Arnaud’s injury:
Travis d'Arnaud's fracture is in a very difficult place for catcher, on instep. Will cost him significant time, second lost season.—
Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) April 18, 2013