Mets’ James McCann goes on 10-day IL with a left oblique strain

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NEW YORK — The New York Mets placed catcher James McCann on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain.

The 32-year old was injured while reaching to apply a tag in the sixth inning of New York’s extra-inning victory over the Miami Marlins.

It is the second stint on the injured list this season for the Mets catcher. McCann required surgery for his broken left hamate bone and spent six weeks on the injured list. He was reinstated on June 24 and started eight games. New York manager Buck Showalter indicated that McCann was expected to be out “longer than 10 days.”

Patrick Mazeika was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move.

Tomas Nido, who took over for McCann and delivered the tying hit and scored the winning run in the 10th inning of the 5-4 victory, was in the next starting lineup

The Mets were still awaiting the results of outfielder Starling Marte‘s MRI. Marte left in the fourth inning with left groin tightness.

Showalter also noted that the plan for injured outfielder Travis Jankowski (left fourth metacarpal fracture), who is currently on a minor league rehab assignment with Syracuse, is to have him join the team in Atlanta.

New York also claimed left-hander Sam Clay off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies and optioned him to Syracuse. The Mets designated right-hander Jake Reed for assignment.

Brian Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain Yankees GM

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SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.

Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.

The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.

Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.

Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.

While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.

Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.