After a three-month injury hiatus Travis d’Arnaud is back in action. The Mets’ prized catching prospect had been out since April 17 because of a broken left foot but yesterday d’Arnaud played for the Gulf Coast Mets in rookie ball his first game since the fracture. He caught five innings going 1-for-3. D’Arnaud eventually will work his way back to Triple-A Las Vegas where he played before getting injured. He has played 12 games this season posting a .901 OPS in 49 plate appearances. Outfielder Lucas Duda also began his rehab assignment yesterday also for the Gulf Coast Mets. Duda out with a strained left intercostal muscle played left field for five innings going 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Before the Mets fell 8-2 to the Braves at Citi Field last night Mets manager Terry Collins said Jon Niese (partially torn rotator cuff) has thrown a bullpen session and could pitch in a GCL game soon. * Johan Santana out for the season after left shoulder capsule surgery is “doing well” in his rehab according to agent Chris Leible. Santana feels better after this capsule surgery than he did after his initial one in September 2010 Leible said. Santana has not begun throwing yet and does not have a date to start. The 34-year-old lefty wants to be ready for the beginning of the 2014 season. “Everything to this point has been good” Leible said.
Mets prospect Travis d’Arnaud back on the field
New York Post | Jul 25