Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and second baseman Dilson Herrera are moving on from Port St. Lucie and will continue their rehab assignments at Triple-A Las Vegas. The injury-riddled Mets could certainly use both of their bats in the starting lineup to help jump start their ailing offense, and this is another step closer to their return to the major leagues.
Herrera has been out since May 15 with a fractured middle finger and d'Arnaud has been out of action since April 19 when he was hit by a pitch from Miami Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos that fractured his right hand. The twenty-six-year-old d'Arnaud was off to a tremendous start before the injury, hitting .317 with a homer and 10 RBI in 11 games. The twenty-one year old Herrera, who started the year on fire for Las Vegas, had appeared in just 10 games for the Mets before his mishap, was batting .235 with a homer and three RBI.