D'Arnaud will report to Triple-A to open the season, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. D'Arnaud hit a respectable .286/.444/.500 with a stolen base and a pair of extra-base hits in eight games this spring, but it wasn't enough for him to lock down a bench role. He'll remain in major-league camp for the time being.
D'Arnaud (oblique) is a "full go," Jared Sandler of 105.3 The FAN reports. It sounds like d'Arnaud is back to full health after dealing with a strained left oblique earlier in camp. The veteran is expected to compete for a bench role, though he seems more likely to open the season in the minors given his career wRC+ of 59 at the highest level.
D'Arnaud will be sidelined for 10-to-14 days due to a strained left oblique, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. This is a tough break for d'Arnaud, who was already on the outside looking in at an Opening Day roster spot. When healthy, the veteran will compete for a bench role, though he seems more likely to open the season in the minors. Even if injuries open up an avenue to playing time with the big club, d'Arnaud's career wRC+ of 59 suggests he won't do much with the opportunity.
D'Arnaud signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Rangers on Monday. The veteran utility man has received at least some big-league game time in seven of the last eight seasons but has never come to the plate more than 262 times in a year. In 100 plate appearances with the Giants last season, he hit .215/.253/.366, good for a 66 wRC+, an above-average season for a player whose career wRC+ sits at 59. The 31-year-old could make it eight seasons out of nine should injuries strike the Rangers this year but will be unlikely to make a fantasy impact during his time in the big leagues.
D'Arnaud (knee) is not in Thursday's starting nine against the Pirates. D'Arnaud has been hampered by a knee bruise suffered Tuesday against Houston after fouling a ball off his knee. Given the nature of the injury, he isn't expected to remain out for long, and he should slot into the lineup sometime over the weekend either at second or third base.