In light of Devin Mesoraco’s ongoing neck injury, the Mets are adding catcher Jose Lobaton back to the major league roster. To make room on the 40-man roster, reliever Bobby Wahl has been transferred to the 60-day DL.
Lobaton was last up with the Mets on June 11, before being designated for assignment in Triple-A Las Vegas for the rest of the season. The 33-year-old appeared in 19 games on the major league roster, hitting .152/.264/.239 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI. He will slot in as the team’s third catcher behind Kevin Plawecki and Tomas Nido.
Mesoraco was recently diagnosed with a bulging disc in his neck and received an epidural and could potentially be done for the season. The future free agent was hitting .211/.297/.381 this season and had established himself as Jacob deGrom’s personal catcher.
Wahl, who was part of the return in the Jeryus Familia trade with the Oakland Athletics, went on the DL with a right hamstring strain on August 17.
Lobaton should be available for tonight’s game against the Phillies.