d’Arnaud update; RHP Burke Demoted, Turner Activated

By Miss_Met

Mar 11, 2012; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud

Top Mets prospect Travis d’Arnaud was evaluated by doctors in New York on Monday and subsequently cleared to play in minor league games later this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, he will run the bases and on Thursday will play in his first minor league game in St. Lucie. d’Arnaud, who has been on the disabled list since April with a fractured first metatarsal, is expected to be a September call-up.

Meanwhile, the Mets have optioned RHP Greg Burke to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a spot for INF Justin Turner, who was activated from the DL after suffering a strained intercostal muscle on his left side.

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