THE NEW YORK — James McCann, a catcher for the New York Mets, was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday due to a left oblique strain.
In the sixth inning of Saturday’s extra-inning victory over the Miami Marlins by New York, the 32-year-old was hurt while attempting to apply a tag.
The Mets catcher is spending a second time this year on the injured list. McCann spent six weeks on the injured list after having surgery to repair a broken left hamate bone. He made eight starts after being reinstated on June 24. Buck Showalter, the manager of New York, stated that McCann was anticipated to miss “longer than 10 days.”
In response, Triple-A Syracuse’s Patrick Mazeika was called up.
The starting lineup on Sunday included Tomás Nido, who replaced McCann on Saturday and delivered the game-tying hit and the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of the 5-4 victory.
The outcome of outfielder Starling Marte’s MRI was still awaited by the Mets. Due to left groin tightness, Marte left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning.
Travis Jankowski, an injured outfielder who is presently with Syracuse on a minor league rehab assignment due to a fractured left fourth metacarpal, will join the team in Atlanta, according to Showalter.
Sam Clay, a left-handed pitcher, was also picked up by New York off of waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies and sent to Syracuse. Jake Reed, a right-hander, was assigned by the Mets.