Travis d’Arnaud is returning to the struggling New York Mets’ lineup next week.
By Chris Bean
The recent offensive woes for the New York Mets’ are nothing new, but help may be coming their way.
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud is expected to return to New York next Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin. d’Arnaud has been on the shelf since April 26 when he strained his rotator cuff in his right arm.
The Mets have been using Kevin Plawecki and Rene Rivera as battering rams in d’Arnaud’s absence.
Plawecki is really struggling at the plate batting .205 with one homerun and 10 RBI’s in 39 games played. Rivera is not hitting much better with two homeruns and 7 RBI’s in 16 games played.
d’Arnaud will hopefully show some signs of his 2015 offense when he batted .268, with 12 homeruns and 41 RBI’s in 67 games played.
Before going on the DL April, the righty was only batting .196 with no long balls on the season.
Mets plan to activate Travis d'Arnaud from the DL next Tuesday. He will rehab with Las Vegas over the weekend.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 14, 2016
He served as the designated hitter on Saturday for the class A club, and will rehab with the Las Vegas 51s this weekend.