Mets catcher James McCann will miss approximately six weeks of action due to a bone fracture in his left wrist that requires surgery.
McCann, 31, underwent an X-ray Friday morning that revealed the fracture to his left hamate, ultimately resulting in the backstop being placed on the 10-day injured list. He missed the previous two games due to what manager Buck Showalter said was “a sore wrist,” and was expected to be available to play in the upcoming series against the Seattle Mariners.
“I think just to be on the safe side and make sure we knew what we were dealing with—it was just a precautionary thing and it’s happened before. Something showed up and I think you reach a point where you don’t see as much improvement postgame,” Showalter said Friday afternoon.
Patrick Mazeika was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
“I think they decided to get a picture today at 7 o’clock this morning so we had time to get Mazeika here. So, it’s kind of sad because he was starting to swing the bat.”
McCann, who has been clutch behind home plate this season with four caught stealing, struggled to get his bat going. He is hitting .196/.266/.286 through 21 games in his second season with the club.
In the interim, Tomás Nido will take over as the primary catcher for the Mets, but Showalter stated Mazeika will definitely see playing time.
Mazeika is no stranger to the clubhouse, having played 37 games with the squad in 2021. He slashed .190/.253/.519 with one home run and six RBI.
The Mets open up a three-game series against Seattle Friday night.
(Photo: Adam Hunger/Getty Images/Cropped)
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