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Mets place James McCann on injured list, recall Patrick Mazeika from Triple-A Syracuse

The New York Mets have been hit by the injury bug this season, and the team lost another player before Sunday’s series finale against the Miami Marlins.

Manager Buck Showalter told reporters that catcher James McCann has been placed on the 10-day injured list with an oblique injury and is expected to miss weeks.

McCann left Saturday’s game in the sixth inning because of tightness in his left side. It’s been a rough season for the 32-year-old as he just returned from the IL two weeks ago after missing six weeks with a fracture of his left hamate. McCann is hitting .183 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 30 games this season.

In a corresponding move, the Mets recalled catcher Patrick Mazeika from Triple-A Syracuse. Mazeika played in 17 games with New York earlier this season and hit .167  with a home run and four RBIs.

Tomás Nido and Mazeika will split time behind the plate until McCann returns.

The Mets did not consider calling up 20-year-old prospect Francisco  Álvarez, according to’s Anthony DiComo.