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Mets injury update: Travis d'Arnaud, Vic Black, Rafael Montero all taking positive steps

Some of the Mets' wounded warriors are closer to getting back on the field.

Travis d'Arnaud could be back with the Mets soon.
Travis d'Arnaud could be back with the Mets soon.
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There was good news today on the Mets injury front, as Travis d'Arnaud, Vic Black, and Rafael Montero all made progress in their rehab paths back to the majors.

Newsday's Marc Carig reported that d'Arnaud caught five innings of an extended spring training game today in Port St. Lucie. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored and also reached on a catcher's interference. d'Arnaud has been out of the Mets' lineup since April 19 with a fractured pinkie. Before he went on the disabled list, he was one of the Mets' best hitters, batting .317 with two homers and ten RBIs in 11 games played.

Black threw a perfect inning with a strikeout last night for Double-A Binghamton and hopes to get into tonight's game as well, reports Lynn Worthy of the Press & Sun-Bulletin. The Mets have consistently stated that Black's return would not come before getting into back-to-back games, so if he sees action again tonight his return could be getting close. Black has been out since spring training recovering from a slightly herniated disc in his neck.

Montero threw for the third time since being placed on the disabled list April 30 with inflammation of his rotator cuff. The Mets expect him to throw off a mound tomorrow. In one start and four relief appearances this year with the Mets, Montero was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts over ten innings.