Because the Mets await information on one other potential hit to the pitching employees, the lineup is about to be complete once more.
Catcher James McCann is anticipated to hitch the Mets in Miami and be activated in time for Friday’s begin of a weekend collection in opposition to the Marlins, sources advised The Put up’s Mike Puma.
McCann final performed within the massive leagues Could 10, earlier than he underwent surgical procedure to restore a damaged bone in his left wrist. He’s hitting .196 with a .266 on-base proportion and one dwelling run in 56 at-bats this season. He spent most of this week on a rehab task at Double-A Binghamton, the place he caught Max Scherzer’s rehab begin.
Instead of McCann, the Mets have been utilizing catchers Tomas Nido and Patrick Mazeika, who’re hitting .219 and .167, respectively.
Scherzer is nearing his return simply because the Mets await phrase on Carlos Carrasco’s standing. Carrasco left Wednesday’s begin with again tightness however downplayed the potential severity heading into Thursday’s off day. The Mets already are with out starters Jacob deGrom and Tyler Megill along with Scherzer.
The Mets additionally reinstated reliever Seth Lugo (3.81 ERA in 28 ¹/₃ innings) from the paternity listing. He was away from the workforce since Monday.
Within the corresponding transfer, reliever Yoan Lopez (4.05 ERA in 6 ²/₃ innings) was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.