Travis d'Arnaud out at least 3 weeks

ByAdam Rubin ESPN logo
Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW YORK -- Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will be in a splint for three weeks and left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins will be in a splint for six weeks as the result of broken bones suffered in Sunday's win against the Miami Marlins.

D'Arnaud fractured a metacarpal of the pinkie finger on his right hand when he was struck by a seventh-inning pitch from Marlins right-hander A.J. Ramos.

A half-inning earlier, Blevins was struck by a line drive off the bat of Dee Gordon and suffered a distal radius fracture in his left forearm.

Both players may resume baseball activity after wearing their splints for the prescribed periods if the injuries have healed.

They were examined by team doctors Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Meanwhile, reliever Vic Black's rehab assignment has been put on hold for at least a week. Black has a small, right-side disk herniation in his neck that is affecting his arm strength, the team announced. He will be re-evaluated in a week.

Black opened the season on the disabled list with what the team labeled shoulder weakness. His velocity sagged in his last rehab appearance with Double-A Binghamton. He dealt with a herniated disk in his neck last season.

Catching prospect Kevin Plawecki and right-handed reliever Hansel Robles will join the team from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Zack Wheeler has been transferred to the 60-day disabled to clear a 40-man roster spot for Plawecki.

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