Recovery moving at steady pace for d'Arnaud

Recovery moving at steady pace for d'Arnaud

TORONTO -- Top prospect Travis d'Arnaud, who tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on June 25, is moving along well in his rehab program.

The catcher, ranked as Toronto's No. 1 prospect by, has performed all baseball activities, and the club is happy with his progress.

"There have been no setbacks," manager John Farrell said. "It was basic rest and healing that was needed.

"The fact that he has also included baseball activities [means] he's on a satisfactory path toward recovery."

The 23-year-old d'Arnaud has been running on a treadmill and sprinting on flat ground, and has also participated in batting practice.

He had been slated to play in the Arizona Fall League but was not on the rosters that were announced on Wednesday. There's still a possibility he could go -- the big obstacle now is that he's not game-ready.

"I don't know if he is ready to get down there in a squat," Farrell said.

d'Arnaud hit .333 with 16 home runs and 52 RBIs in 67 games with the Las Vegas 51s prior to being injured.