LOS ANGELES -- New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his ailing right shoulder during an examination on Monday afternoon in New York. The visit had been requested by team doctor David Altchek, assistant general manager John Ricco said.
D'Arnaud has been on the disabled list for two weeks with a right rotator cuff strain. When he tried to resume throwing last Saturday at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, he experienced renewed discomfort.
Ricco said the diagnosis remains the same -- a strained rotator cuff. D'Arnaud will rest for roughly a week, including refraining from hitting. So he clearly will not return to the Mets in the foreseeable future.
"It's just going to take more time," Ricco said. "Shoulders can heal quickly. They can take time. Clearly he's not ready yet, so we'll give it more time and rehab."
Ricco said surgery is not a current consideration.
"Altchek said no -- there's no thought of surgery at this time," Ricco said.