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Mets’ James McCann to begin rehab assignment Thursday

New York Mets catcher James McCann is set to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Thursday, manager Buck Showalter said on Wednesday.

McCann is working his way back from a fractured left hamate and has been sidelined for just over a month.


The 32-year-old has only appeared in 21 games so far this year. He’s slashed .196/.266/.286 with one home run, six RBI, and five runs.

Patrick Mazeika and Tomás Nido have been holding it down behind the plate.

McCann will likely need several rehab games before returning to the Mets lineup, so late June is probably a realistic timeline for his return.



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