d'Arnaud may not hit return date from DL

d'Arnaud may not hit return date from DL

NEW YORK -- A week after landing on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff, Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud still has not advanced to any sort of physical activity. The Mets have no timetable on when d'Arnaud, who is resting and receiving treatment at the team's Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., might be able to begin throwing.

"I can't predict that," manager Terry Collins said. "A lot of times you come in the morning, and if he's feeling good a couple days in a row, they might start getting him on a throwing program. But right now, he's still just getting treatment."

Though d'Arnaud is eligible to come off the disabled list May 11, his lack of activity makes it extremely unlikely that he will hit that date. In d'Arnaud's absence, Kevin Plawecki has started all but one of the Mets' games, entering Tuesday's play with an active five-game on-base streak. Rene Rivera, a journeyman backup whom the Mets signed in April, started the other.

In 52 plate appearances prior to his injury, d'Arnaud hit .196 with no home runs and a .549 OPS. He has been on the DL three times since the start of last season.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.