NY Mets catcher James McCann out with fracture. How will they adjust?

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NEW YORK – The news came a shock to James McCann.

The Mets’ catcher knew that something was wrong with his left hand, but not the full extent of the damage.

On Thursday, the team placed McCann on the injured list with a fracture in the hamate bone, which sits above the wrist on the pinky side.

McCann is expected to have surgery sometime early next week. The 31-year-old backstop was told he could return to the lineup in about six weeks, although his hope is to expedite the process.

“Definitely not what I was expecting,” said McCann, who couldn’t pinpoint when the injury happened.

“Especially the hamate. To this day, I still passed the strength test. That’s something we had kind of written off as a thing. It caught me off guard.”

New York Mets' James McCann heads toward an RBI double during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in St. Louis.

Before going on the IL, McCann had been dealing with soreness in his hand for “several weeks”, but to a lesser extent. Sometimes it would bother him in the cage or during batting practice but subside when the adrenaline rush of a game set in.

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McCann decided to sound the alarm with the Mets on Tuesday when he started having problems while catching. They sat him out in back-to-back games in Washington before an X-ray showed the severity of the injury.

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