Travis d'Arnaud still in brace, not cleared for baseball

LOS ANGELES -- Travis d'Arnaud is eligible to return from the disabled list Monday, but the catcher will not be activated by the New York Mets that soon.

D'Arnaud, who suffered a sprained left elbow reaching June 20 in to apply a tag on the Atlanta Braves' A.J. Pierzynski, continues to wear a protective brace for much of the day. He is undergoing physical therapy to address the mobility of the elbow in both directions and has not been cleared for baseball activity, general manager Sandy Alderson said.

"Once he basically gets full distance both ways, then he'll be able to start baseball activity," Alderson said. "But, right now, he's not doing any baseball activity."

Rookie Kevin Plawecki continues to serve as the No. 1 catcher in d'Arnaud's absence, with Johnny Monell serving as the backup.