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Travis d’Arnaud cleared for baseball activities

May 22, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud landed on the 7-day concussion disabled list last week after he was hit in the head by Yankees designated hitter/outfielder Alfonso Soriano, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports the young catcher has now been cleared for baseball activities.

D’Arnaud suffered from “a lot of headaches,” as well as sensitivity to light and sound and difficulty sleeping after the concussion, but he felt symptom-free for the first time on Wednesday. He has been cleared to participate running, throwing, and hitting in the cage, but Mets manager Terry Collins said he’d like to see him go on a brief minor league rehab assignment before being activated. He’d still have to get the OK from doctors to return to game action.

D’Arnaud was a key piece of the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, but he has yet to enjoy sustained success so far in the majors. The 25-year-old owns a .199/.280/.289 batting line through 226 plate appearances.

  1. bruceboudreauchokejob - May 23, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Who?

  2. gbart22 - May 23, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    ^ lol

    Exactly he can’t hit anyway so it’s not like it was killing the mets to have him out. And this is why i hate the way fans buy into prospects so heavily almost to the point of penciling in what a guys career will be before he’s even really played over guys who we know what they will do on average. Prospects are prospects for a reason they are question marks.

    • dan1111 - May 23, 2014 at 3:11 AM

      Another thing fans do, which is just as dumb, is write off prospects as soon as they are bad in a small sample size. Dustin Pedroia “couldn’t hit” through about as many plate appearances as d’Arnaud at the beginning of his career.

  3. sdelmonte - May 23, 2014 at 4:19 AM

    Glad that they are trying to avoid complications. The seven day concussion DL is a good innovation, and it seems like MLB is taking concussions more seriously than other sports.

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