Travis d'Arnaud (bone bruise) went hitless in three at bats and caught six innings for Triple-A Las Vegas last night as he continues to move closer to a return from the disabled list.
D'Arnaud made a pinch-hit appearance at Triple-A on Saturday before catching all nine innings and going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI on Sunday.
He is now 5-for-14 (.357) during his minor league rehab assignment.
Meanwhile, in d'Arnaud's absence, Rene Rivera is hitting .357 with 11 RBI in his last 11 games.
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.
Tonight in Las Vegas, d'Arnaud will catch Steven Matz (flexor strain), who could be making his final rehab start before rejoining the big-league rotation next week.