Travis d'Arnaud has been activated off the disabled list after pitcher Tommy Milone landed on the DL with a sprained left knee, the team announced Wednesday.
D'Arnaud, who had been dealing with a bone bruise in his hand, went 0-for-4 and caught nine innings for Triple-A Las Vegas during his rehab assignment on Tuesday night.
He went 5-for-18 (.278) during his minor league rehab.
Rene Rivera, who has been starting most games in d'Arnaud's absence, is hitting .305 with a .333 OBP and .402 SLG with two HR and 14 RBI in 25 games this season.
May 15, 2017; Rene Rivera reacts after an eighth inning home run. Mandatory Credit: Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
"When Travis gets back, we'll have to make some decisions, but obviously Rene Rivera has earned a spot, has earned a job catching, and we're going to play him as much as possible," manager Terry Collins said this past weekend.
DArnaud, 28, had been hitting just .203 with a .288 OBP and .475 SLG with four HR and 16 RBI in 22 games before injuring his hand in early May.
The Mets now have three catchers on the active roster with d'Arnaud, Rivera and Kevin Plawecki.