According to reports, catcher James McCann has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later. The departure of the nine-year veteran clears a spot on the Mets’ roster, making the position less crowded.
The Mets have a few positional issues, and a change at catcher is not out of the question. The Mets’ DH option is currently top prospect Francisco Alvarez, but the role hasn’t completely solved the catcher situation.
The Mets have yet to announce the one-year contract for All-Star catcher Omar Narvaez, and Tomas Nido is also on the roster.
McCann appeared in 182 games for the Mets over the last two seasons. In Queens, he hit.220/.282/.328. McCann’s trade is the Mets’ latest move since acquiring All-Star Carlos Correa.
Correa and the Mets agreed on a 12-year, $315 million contract after the infielder was expected to be introduced as a San Francisco Giant.