New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud received a platelet-rich-plasma injection and will be resting indefinitely from a shoulder injury, assistant GM John Ricco told reporters before Monday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
D'Arnaud saw an orthopedist on Monday, but there was no change in his diagnosis of a strained rotator cuff.
"It's just going to take more time," Ricco said. "... Clearly he's not ready yet."
Manager Terry Collins said over the weekend it was "pretty discouraging" when d'Arnaud, who was placed on the disabled list on April 25, felt discomfort after attempting to throw for the first time. He had began hitting in Port St. Lucie, Florida, while rehabbing his injury, but will be shut down for now.
There is no timeframe for d'Arnaud's return, and team doctor David Altchek does not feel surgery is necessary, Ricco told reporters on Monday.
D'Arnaud, 27, was hitting .196 with no home runs and one RBI in 13 games before the Mets placed him on the DL.
"It's very unfortunate," d'Arnaud told reporters at the time of the injury. "But, it's all part of the game. People get hurt."
Triple-A C Rene Rivera was added to the 25-man roster to replace d'Arnaud.
April 26: I'm starting to feel bad for d'Arnaud, who seems to always be injured or returning from injury. In the last few years, he's torn ligaments in his knee, he had a herniated disc, a broken foot, all sorts of bruises, a hyperextended left elbow and now he's dealing with a rotator cuff issue. "D'Arnaud is almost out of new body parts to injure," Maggie Wiggin wrote on Twitter, and she's right. He started slow this season, now this. Hopefully, like last year, he'll rehab, get right and return on fire...