d'arnaud concussion

Travis d’Arnaud cleared for baseball activities

3:17 p.m.: Travis d’Arnaud has been cleared for baseball activities.



d’Arnaud passed initial concussion testing and was planning to see doctors on Thursday, Terry Collins told reporters before Wednesday’s game.

He 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’s still feeling the effects of the initial impact,” Sandy Alderson said Tuesday, “I don’t have a real good prognosis on when he will be back.”

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

“Until he’s feeling better, we won’t run him through that testing,” Alderson concluded.


D’Arnaud had a light headache after last Tuesday’s game, during which he was hit with a bat on a follow through. 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.




101 comments
Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Hopefully he's ok and gets back in the lineup, if anything he tries too hard! Would love to see the guy make it!

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Ya gotta make sure he can fly in a plane without issues, according to Church lessons. Maybe it's like a hamstring where when it feels okay, wait another week supposedly. 

Steve Clifford
Steve Clifford

The more i hear Sandy talk, the more i feel lied to.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

Glad to see that he is okay.  You have to be concerned about concussions these days.  Poor guy was just doing his job behind the plate and he gets wacked by some idiot's back swing.

I only hope that he can come back and hit like he did in the minors.

tullydew
tullydew

Can't wait to get back our .190 weak hitting catcher back!!

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

The comments I see from people on here...a lot of you are terrible human beings. Some of you are funny. Some of you need to get a clue. Some of you don't know a lick about hitting. The kid wasnt the number 1 catching prospect in baseball for no reason. Not everyone can be Yadier Molina.

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

Someone should let him know that hitting is a baseball activity.

Kevin John
Kevin John

Bring in Piazza for the new hitting coach!

Patrick Boegel
Patrick Boegel

Terry Collins immediately ponders whether he should still sit out and when he returns if he is best suited to be part of a new 6 man outfield rotation.

TheJMan
TheJMan

nice.. felt a little incomplete the last few games without our required 4th hitter in the starting lineup hitting under .220

melmet
melmet

WOW...WE CANT WAIT TO HAVE D'ARNAUD BACK.....after all he's hitting .190 and he's really great behind the plate (not).

nagel100
nagel100

he is trade bait.  Pawlecki needs some AAA time but that should be soon.

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

I don't care if he passes or not....he stinks. Get rid of him.

I want to see Pawlecki

nolrog
nolrog

OK, so did he pass the test or did he not take the test?   At the top, you say he past the test, and then explain how he has to past the test in order to be cleared and the test wasn't administered yet.  So which is it?

nwmets
nwmets

If you "pass" a concussion test, does that mean you have a concussion, or you don't have a concussion?

hankypanky
hankypanky

Piazza was prone to backswing hits on his head and changed his position behind the plate. I think it helped.

Doubleday
Doubleday

The doctors said d'Arnaud was cleared for baseball activities, despite Travis still having a light headache.  Terry Collins said, "He's been restin' really good."

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I hope they send TDA to AAA to work his way back and maybe get going with the bat. Centeno is 3 for 10 with a couple RBI so he can stay up another week or so whatever it takes.

sylow59
sylow59

"visit doc Thursday"

Can you be any more lazy?

qualcomm
qualcomm

Poor guy... it's got frustrating to be physically prevented from doing what you've done your whole life just when you need to do it most.  It must be like training as a singer for years and when they call you to sing the Superbowl, all the sudden you lose your voice.

fatherflot
fatherflot

Time away from Hudgens -- should add 30 points to his BA upon returning.

dtlmetsfan
dtlmetsfan

I think David Wright actually delivered the concussion patting him on the head after his HR at Yankee Stadium.

drmetfan
drmetfan

Glad to hear. On Another note, the Mets will regret no keeping Francisco Pena. Centeno has looked really bad behind the plate. This kid is not better than Frank Pena not even in his sleep.

michael b mchugh
michael b mchugh

he was hit on the head last sept 13 against the marlins at citi, but was just shaken up. trying to remember if this back swing by soriano was worse.

maybe there's a chance the mets are working with him on hitting. never know.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

What is a concussion test? Travis, What is your uniform no.? Ugh, I think it is 15....Good, you pass.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Not to be off topic but has anyone noticed that the Blue jays have 9th and 11th picks in the 1st round of the upcoming draft?

nwmets
nwmets

Well hey -- when someone's not hitting, smack him upside the head to see if that helps!

nwmets
nwmets

Question: if TDA is 6'2" and 210 pounds, why does he look like such a frail little guy on TV?

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

@Dana Smith From the first day Yadier Molina took the field, he hit better than d'Arnaud.

Molina was a 4th round pick, d'Arnaud a 1st.


Molina was not projected to be anything by anyone but the marvelous Cardinals organization and they started i him in the majors at age 21.


Enough excuses for Travis. We're not ugly human beings, we're just looking at an ugly lack of talent. D'Arnaud doesn't get MLB pitching and he's not adjusting.


Centeno comes in here for a few games last year and a few games this year and there's no discontinuity with what he did in AAA. But, oh, he's not expected to amount to anything so, we can't see how this plays out. Yeah, that's how you cultivate a winning team.

Kevin John
Kevin John

@Dana Smith I've been reading Metsblog since Matt first started this thing, and I rarely comment. I think Mets fans are finally at their boiling point, and are just taking their frustration out on here. Theres nothing else we can do at this point. Protesting and boycotting this team aren't going to force the Wilpons to sell this team and its not like Terry Collins gives a F about who the fans think should be in the lineup. We just gotta deal with the reality of it, and it really does suck. Being a Mets fan is just god awful & people are tired of it. Will I switch to the dark side (yankees) over it? Hell no.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

And Molina didn't exactly hit very good when he was first called up. People are so irrational here it's getting hard to handle.

tullydew
tullydew

Screw that, bring him back to catch. I'm sure he could still hit better than TDA.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Yeah, Watching Recker make boneheaded plays and build on his terrific pedigree is much more satisfying.

nwmets
nwmets

@moep  Why are you posting the lineup here, when Metsblog always posts it right before game time anyway? You trying to "scoop" them?

mets2014
mets2014

@drmetfan he has been in the majors for less than a week...you guys are relentless

RockMarz
RockMarz

@rstpigeon @Dana Smith like his first few years??? really?do a favor check it out? 216 avg...274 oba..yup  that second season....travis? not even full year...nice try...i love yader but lets give it time....not even full year...geez

TheJMan
TheJMan

@BringBackDaveTelghe  


baseball history's garbage dump is littered with "terrific pedigrees" 

the kid should be in AAA right now, plain and simple, guy 

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

I would move Flores up in the order to see more fastballs

qualcomm
qualcomm

@moep BOTH of them in the lineup? Has Terry gone mad?

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

If you think Teagarden is helping this team win anything, you're delusional.

TheJMan
TheJMan

@BringBackDaveTelghe  


why aren't you crying about Teagarden? he should be up before Centeno.. oh.. but yeah, options comes before wins with this club 

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

If they score runs And Win He Wont Use The Line Up For A week