Travis d’Arnaud will wear boot as precaution, to begin rehab in Florida Tuesday

Travis d'Arnaud 1 polaroidCatching prospect Travis d’Arnaud had his left foot examined in New York today, which he fractured on April 18, according to Adam Rubin from ESPN New York.

Update – 5:30 p.m.: D’Arnaud will be allowed to remove his walking boot and is already in Florida, according to MetsBlog contributor Robert Brender, who spoke to d’Arnaud.

However, d’Arnaud will continue to walk with the boot as a precaution.

“I can take the boot off anytime,” D’Arnaud explained. “But, I will to continue walking around with it on.”

D’Arnaud is set to begin rehabbing in some capacity on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie.

“He’s been able to do some upper body stuff,” Assistant GM John Ricco said. “It’s gonna take time for us to know. We have to see where he is at. First things first.”

Before breaking a bone in his foot earlier this season, d’Arnaud hit .250 with one home run and eight RBI in 12 games for the Las Vegas 51s.

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The hope for d’Arnaud is that he can get out of the protective boot he’s been wearing and get back to basic baseball activity. This is following a visit to the doctors in mid-May, in which he was instructed to remain in his walking boot.

If d’Arnaud is cleared to return to baseball activity, it is still probably a couple of weeks before he returns to minor league games.