Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, out since April 25th with a rotator cuff strain in his throwing shoulder, could begin his rehab assisgnment as soon as this weekend, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.
D'Arnaud returned to Florida last week after spending time at his home in California working with his own physical therapist / trainer.
Before landing on the disabled list, d'Arnaud was hitting .196 in 46 ABs in 2016.
Kevin Plawecki has received most of the playing time in d'Arnaud's absence, and has struggled at the plate, batting .196 in 92 ABs. While Rene Rivera has not provided much offensively (.148 BA), opponents are hitting .203, and the Mets are 7-2, when he is behind the plate.