D’Arnaud Homers in Rehab Game, Could Return Wednesday

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May 25

Travis d’Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and caught five innings in his first rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday.

D’Arnaud is expected to DH on Monday before catching one more game on Tuesday, according to Adam Rubin.

After that, he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday.

May 24

The Mets announced that Travis d’Arnaud will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday.

The young Mets catcher has been on the concussion disabled list since taking a backswing off his helmet on May 13 during an Alfonso Soriano at-bat at Yankee Stadium.

D’Arnaud passed both of his post-concussion tests and was cleared for baseball activities by team doctors on Thursday. He has been taking part in the team’s batting practice as well as fielding and throwing drills.

He should be back after a couple of games with the B-Mets, at which time Juan Centeno will be return to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him.

D’Arnaud was hitting .196 with a .274 on base percentage before the injury, with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over 114 plate appearances.

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  • not to be a jinx or anything but what if this rehab assignment is just what TDA needed to get back on track. This team looks pretty solid with a good TDA at the plate

  • Waz0787

    Yeah we just lost to one of the worst team in baseball our team. Looks solid.. We have No Lf or 1B. Duda has beyond horrendous. Good to see your post by the way. T

  • Good to hear he’s cleared for rehab games. Hopefully he heals up for himself, and he starts taking huge strides forward for us…when he gets back here.

  • yeah. We lost a game. It is truly the end of the world. Lots of teams have lost to the worst team in baseball.

  • Waz0787

    I give up with you.. We’re in last place and I am not going to argue with you it this is a “solid” lineup or not. We’re on pace to win 72 games lol. LGM

  • Andrew Herbst

    Hopefully TDA can come back healthy and help improve this lineup.

  • Super T

    Kind of strange they selected Binghamton when they already have Plawecki tearing it up at catcher there.

  • Waz0787

    DH I think

  • and a few weeks ago we were on pace for 94 wins. It’s baseball.

  • Rocky Thompson

    He is going to play two games. That’s it. He is going to Binghamton because of location. Why send him across the country, especially when he just recovered from a concussion!

  • Rocky Thompson

    Is something wrong with Akeel Morris? He finally gave up a run today.

  • Scottydoeskno328

    YES!!!, TDA is coming back soon, this will add a major jolt to our offense…………..

  • Scottydoeskno328

    This team looks solid with a good TDA, please tell me thats sarcasim.

  • Metropolitan

    yep that is why they have to get back east asap, back into the international league, hopefully they can move to Syracuse,it is a good possibility and they better not screw it up and put down deep roots there. and stay

  • Metropolitan

    I am betting this is sarcasm

  • BarnRat

    TDA and Plawecki together is interesting, especially with Plaw on-fire

  • Mikey

    For once a move from this organization I actually agree with and support!

  • Frank Francisco

    Perhaps d’Arnaud can use the time in Binghampton to re-establish his swing in a low-pressure environment.

  • Mike B

    I see the Cards sent down Wong, and for that reason. He wasn’t hitting, and they said his swing had gotten long. He went to AAA, and he’s killing it, and he said the demotion helped him. The Cards said they didn’t want him to try to figure it out at the major league level, that it’d be too tough. Mets should do that with TDA and maybe Duda.

  • Scottydoeskno328

    then you would be spot on.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Mike,

    Agree for unlike Wong, this isn’t a demotion to work on his swing as it is a rehab for a few games concentrating on trying to get his overall rhythm back into sync.

    It is not being reported that Travis is not doing anything different with his swing than he did in the minors. The problem appears that the swing itself is something one cannot get away with in the major leagues because pitchers are able to exploit throwing off his timing caused by his long swing. So I’m wondering if he could still be comfortable as hitter by adjusting the way he holds his bat to create a more compact swing.

  • Selltheteam06

    TDA feeling REAL pressure for the first time as a Met

  • Selltheteam06

    its about time we regressed to our norm, if we can’t sell this team at least fire EVERYONE

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    For weeks I was preaching to send TDA down and brought up this exact example and they killed me here when I said it.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Maybe while in Binghamton Plawecki can teach TDA how to hit 😉

  • Nolrog

    Take your time rehabbing Travis. Stay there for 400-500 at bats or so.

  • Nolrog

    Back into sync? If it was in sync, I missed it.

  • Joanie Yan

    They should send him to AAA Vegas for longer than 2 games. Hitting there for a few weeks might give him some confidence.

  • Taskmaster4450

    Maybe the time away from Hudgeons will do him good.

    He is one of the guys I think Hudgeons messed up completely (the other is Duda).

  • Taskmaster4450

    Plawecki hasnt been around Hudgeons yet.

  • tierlifer

    I hope they keep Palwecki’s bat in the lineup somehow….either DH (depending what team is in town) or 1B because what I saw from him in person last night is certainly impressive. 3-3 with a HR, Double and a single along with 2BB’s. His HR made it to the train tracks in LC and his double was a piss missile to RC so he can hit to all fields with authority. I hope TDA is hearing his footsteps and starts stepping it up offensively when he returns to NY. Maybe playing alongside each other will be a good thing.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Not yet, we have time before he and tc destroy him

  • tierlifer

    Amen! Took in my 1st B-Met game last night and picked the right one to go to. Plaw hits to all fields with authority! His HR was blasted onto the train tracks in deep LC. If anyone has been to NYSEG Stadium they would know that’s quite the shot. I was VERY impressed.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Ike, Tejada, Thole, etc etc etc

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Hopefully they are gone by the time he is called up….

    With that said I think they drafted Plaw because his approach fits theirs.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Nolrog,

    I was, of course, being kind.

    But the problem is, of course, because of the way his wrists are positioned prior to the pitch with the bat jutting out so much toward them, the long swing in turn enables pitchers to throw off his timing. So I think the sync needs a tink.

  • Metfan9876

    They won’t take Plawecki out of the lineup. I think the Mets know how important depth at catcher is

  • Gamesi

    PLAWECKI IS not ready yet to the big leagues

  • Here’s to hoping Travis comes back healthy and actually good. Great to hear he homered today. But did he get a walk?? SMH.

  • Wolfmicky21

    If the mets did that with everyone who needed it, they wouldn’t be able to field a team

  • Wolfmicky21

    He frames pitches like a HOFer

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Do y’all remember when Ryan Church suffered a concussion (the first time) & caught fire during the start of the year in ’08? I’m hoping for the same for d’Arnaud. We need the offense. Make a good second impression, kid!

  • Andrew Herbst

    I’m hoping that TDA can become the power hitter we all hope he can be.

  • Nimmofan25

    Nimmo with another HR tonight.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    YUP…Its OFFICIAL….HUDGENS IS THE PROBLEM

  • Lotus1209

    That’s basically the rest of the season for him lol

  • SL

    Since Duda has never really done anything, how did Hudgens mess him up? Hudgens is a disaster but it’s the “organizations” approach, so changing him doesn’t matter. But Duda has never done anything that would make anyone think he is a middle of the order hitter.

  • Joey D.

    Hold the happiness a bit with d’Arnaud’s home run.

    Though good to see, remember, the problem has never been with Travis’s ability to hit minor league pitching. It’s with his problem to hit major league pitching.

  • pepe

    I know Mets fans are going to hate me but I think we need to trade him. He has never progressed. He would be good trade bait for a hitting outfielder. Maybe Matt Kemp.

  • Strake

    They call you “Bad” for a reason. Tejada’s swing was messed up by Hudgens? REALLY? He can’t keep the ball out of the air. His ceiling is backup mid. Give me a break.

  • Metfan9876

    Kemp has not looked good as of late. I’d rather not trade for him

  • pepe

    Kemp is recovering from ankle surgery, His struggles are with the Dodgers and who they play in the outfield. He needs a change of scenery. Trade D’arnaud and Young, with a possible reliever. Kemp would play left. Less problems for his ankle.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    And tc, dont forget tc

  • pepe

    By the way Travis D’Arnaud is not that good. He has not progressed. Look at his average. We were sold a line of crap with him. The good thing is he is young. Trade him to a team that needs a catcher that has a surplus of good outfielders…That would be The Dodgers.

  • pepe

    Your using an example of Ryan Church? C’mon man! D’Arnaud is not good he would have showed something by now. We’ve had him for 2 yrs in the majors. He either strikes out,pops out, or grounds out. All with runners in scoring position. I’m tired of him,Duda, and Chris Young. All straight trash!

  • Dark HelMet

    I love this logic. hahahaha

  • Dark HelMet

    Take this FWIW (which is nothing really) but there’s something about d’arnaud’s and flores’ swings that doesn’t naturally look to me like they’re going to be power hitters. They’re a bit too slappy or something.. hard to explain. Am i the only person who feels this way? They just kinda looked overmatched to me… is it just ’cause they’re young? I dunno…

  • Nolrog

    LOL. You think the Dodgers would give up Kemp (who can be one of the better hitters in the game when healthy) for a package of d’Arnaud, Young and a reliever? Start with Thor and Montero and then you might have the beginnings of a package that would bring him back.Other teams don’t give up their gems for our crap.

  • gameball

    D’Arnaud takes a lot of defensive swings and usually finds himself behind in the count, but he is deceptively strong and has big-league power. If he can hit (and catch) well enough to stick in the bigs at all, and avoid prolonged DL stints, you’ll see some 20+ HR seasons from him.

    Flores is still feeling his way around the league’s pitchers and is not barreling the ball the way he’s used to in the minors. At his best he is gap-to-gap line drive guy who may crank about 15 a year.

  • Nolrog

    We weren’t sold anything. The front office did their own homework and made the decision to ask for him to be thrown in the Snydergaard trade.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Yeah I’ve noticed that both of their swings don’t look naturally. They look uncomfortable up there.

  • Metfan9876

    It was the other way around. Syndergaard was not the main piece of that deal. He was still in A-ball at the time, though he had a lot of potential.

  • Jack

    I would love to see todays game lineup like this: C-Recker, 1B-Campbell, 2B-Murphy, 3B-Wright, SS-Flores, LF-den Dekker, CF-Lagares, RF-Granderson.

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    I would love to see it that way too

  • Jack

    But you never know with Terry lol

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    Nope abreu is starting over cy… At least abreu knows how to hit a sac-fly or something along the lines of that when there is a man on thrid

  • Jack

    Not to mention he is like 40 lol and he is not part of our future haha

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    Yea but CY just keeps taking us out of innings. Honestly i think we have a very good 1-2-3-4 in the lineup but when they get on its the bottom of the order that lets us down… We need to get campell in the 5 hole and flores batting 6th

  • Jack

    Absolutely. I definitely agree. Campbell is playing well, lets see what he can do. Mind as well give it a shot with our hitting. den Dekker is a great fielder and maybe his bat might come along. Duda has been struggling and I think the mets brass strongly overrates him.

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    The Mets should hire me as manager I would work for free!

  • Mikey

    This kid should stay in the Minors until he shows some consistent hitting ability.

  • Jack

    Hahaha, go for it!

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    I am contacting them as we speak

  • pepe

    Den Dekker stinks. He has had his chances to show what he has. He can’t hit.

  • pepe

    Thanks metfan 9876. For setting the record straight.

  • pepe

    Ok Nolrog since your hating me on this. I’ll bite. Lets trade Rafael Montero and Travis for Kemp. Now what? We get a young stud who can hit and who’s ankle will heal. Better then Chris Young even on a bad ankle.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Good thing you call yourself “pepe” because your entire argument stinks. Yes, give up on a guy who hasn’t played remotely a full season.

    SMH @ impatient simpletons.

  • pepe

    Volvosnrodeos you want to get personal? But I’m not. I’ll stick to the subject at hand. I’ve watched This catcher for 2 years. You say he hasn’t played a full season. I say good! Recker is better then he is. The Blue Jays raved about him in their system. It was their smoke screen to get a team to bite on a trade. The Mets came biting. I’m not impressed. What has he done? What has he shown? We can debate, try not to make it personal.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    You ask what has he done, but you want him traded for Kemp. A guy who Recker is supposedly better than you want to go for an MVP caliber player. Your inconsistency amuses me. What makes you capable of a debate with nonsense viewpoints?

  • pepe

    This is my last blog with you. You must be D’arnauds love interest. If you read my blogs you know I said he was just one piece to a trade not the main one. Your boy Travis stinks just like our manager, Duda, and Chris Young. Don’t get offended. Its the truth!

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    Offended? LOL more like amused.

    d’Arnaud’s love interest? What a great debate, clown. Thank you for saying that you wont reply to me again, because you are a bore & a waste of my time.