• My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf

Report: Blue Jays prospect Travis d'Arnaud tears PCL, out 6-8 weeks

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

The injury bug in the Blue Jays' organization has spread to the minors. This time it's not a pitcher, but it claimed a member of the battery. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud -- one of the top prospects in the minors -- tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee sliding into second base, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Davidi reports that d'Arnaud will avoid surgery, but he will be out 6-8 weeks.

So pitchers in the Pacific Coast League will get a break from d'Arnaud. The 23-year-old is hitting .333/.380/.595 with 21 doubles, 16 homers, 52 RBI and 45 runs in 67 games for Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

D'Arnaud's path to the big leagues, before this injury, was only "blocked" by J.P. Arencibia, who is hitting .226/.264/.410 with 10 homers and 67 strikeouts in 60 games for the Blue Jays.

D'Arnaud came to the Blue Jays' system in the Roy Halladay trade prior to the 2010 season.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

July 28, 2015
Mets 2nd in NL East (1:24)
July 28, 2015
Phillies trade Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals
(1:22)
July 28, 2015
Garrett Richards on Angles baseball
(2:15)
July 28, 2015
Rockies trade Tulowitzki to Toronto for Reyes
(0:57)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now