Mets catcher McCann on IL with oblique strain

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NEW YORK — The Mets have placed catcher James McCann on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a left oblique strain.

The 32-year old was injured while reaching to apply a tag in the sixth inning of New York’s extra-inning victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

It is the second stint on the injured list this season for the Mets catcher. McCann required surgery for his broken left hamate bone and spent six weeks on the injured list. He was reinstated on June 24 and started eight games. New York manager Buck Showalter indicated that McCann was expected to be out “longer than 10 days.”

Patrick Mazeika was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.

Tomas Nido, who took over for McCann on Saturday and delivered the tying hit and scored the winning run in the 10th inning of the 5-4 victory, was in Sunday’s starting lineup

The Mets were still awaiting the results of outfielder Starling Marte‘s MRI. Marte left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning with left groin tightness.

Showalter also noted that the plan for injured outfielder Travis Jankowski (left fourth metacarpal fracture), who is currently on a minor league rehab assignment with Syracuse, is to have him join the team in Atlanta.

New York also claimed left-hander Sam Clay off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies and optioned him to Syracuse. The Mets designated right-hander Jake Reed for assignment.

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