In fact, the Mets activated McCann from the 10-day injured list before Friday’s game against the Miami Marlins.
McCann is healthy and ready to go: however, he is not in Friday’s lineup.
“Mets lineup at Miami. James McCann is here, but not in the lineup,” Mike Puma of the New York Post said via Twitter.
Mets lineup at Miami. James McCann is here, but not in the lineup. pic.twitter.com/tDIgCuDN4S
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 24, 2022
Tomas Nido is penciled as the starting catcher for Friday’s contest.
In any case, McCann should be available off the bench on Friday and could return to the starting lineup on Saturday.
McCann And Nido Will Probably Split Playing Time
The catcher missed around six weeks of action following surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his left wrist.
McCann was deemed as the starter, especially when he signed a multi-year contract before the 2021 campaign, but when he returns, he is expected to share catching duties with Nido, perhaps evenly.
He has hit .196/.266/.286 this season, with just one home run in 64 plate appearances so far.
He is a plus defensive catcher, however, and because of that and his contract, he will always have at least a sizable share of the playing time.
Another injured Mets player set to return from injury in the upcoming days is pitcher Max Scherzer.
Scherzer, who was nursing an oblique strain, could return in time to pitch against the Marlins on Sunday, but if that isn’t the case, next week is more likely.
Little by little, the team is getting healthier in time for some key months; as the Atlanta Braves are getting closer in the standings.