The Mets traded catcher James McCann and money issues to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday evening for a participant to be named later. The participant isn’t anticipated to be notable, however the Mets had been capable of open up a spot on the 40-man roster.
The 32-year-old McCann is owed $24 million over the subsequent two years and stories say the Mets will cowl $19 million of his wage for luxurious tax functions and save about $8 million ultimately.
McCann was signed two years in the past as one of many first main strikes of the Steve Cohen period. Former common supervisor Jared Porter signed the catcher to a four-year contract simply days after beginning.
An All-Star with the Chicago White Sox in 2019, McCann was unable to repeat his 2019-20 numbers with the Mets, slashing .220/.282/.328 with 13 residence runs in two seasons with the Mets, battling accidents in 2022.
The Mets will nonetheless have three catchers on the roster as soon as the contract for Omar Narvaez is made official. Narvaez and the membership agreed to a one-year contract over the weekend.
In the second transaction of the evening, the membership additionally agreed to phrases with infielder Danny Mendick on a one-year, $1 million contract. He slashed .289/.343/.443 in 31 video games for the Chicago White Sox final season earlier than being non-tendered. He missed a lot of the 2022 season with a knee damage however the Mets could have 4 years of crew management.
These strikes got here lower than 24 hours after touchdown free agent shortstop Carlos Correa in a shocking in a single day transfer. The Mets might want to make room for Correa, Mendick, Narvaez and reliever Adam Ottavino on the 40-man roster. At least one spot shall be open quickly with Yoan Lopez signing to play with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan.