Mets Activate Catcher


The New York Mets get their catcher back.

The Mets have activated catcher James McCann from the 10-day injured list. 

Catcher Patrick Mazeika has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move. 

McCann returns to the Mets just in time for a crucial series against the Atlanta Braves, after missing over three weeks due to a left oblique strain. The thirty-two-year-old has hit an ugly .183/.250/.293, with two home runs and 11 RBIs in the 30 games he's been healthy this season. 

Patrick Mazeika heads to Triple-A upon McCann's return. In 24 games, Mazeika hit just .191/.214/.294, with one home run and six RBIs. 

The Mets are definitely lacking some power at the catcher position right now, but they need not look far to find some help in that area. The Mets own the number-one ranked prospect in all of baseball in Francisco Alvarez. With the 22 home runs and 61 RBIs the twenty-year-old has racked up in 85 games played this season, there's a good chance he gets the call to the majors soon. 

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