The Mets have claimed catcher Chance Sisco off waivers from the Orioles, the team announced this afternoon. Sisco was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. In order to make space on the 40-man roster for Sisco, the Mets transferred J.D. Davis to the 60-day injured list. This is not necessarily a change regarding Davis’ timeline to return; he will be eligible to come off the 60-day IL on July 1, which is likely before the time he would return anyway.
Sisco holds a .199/.319/.339 batting line with an 85 wRC+ lifetime in his five-year major league career in Baltimore. He performed well in a timeshare with Pedro Severino in the shortened 2020 season, to the tune of a 113 wRC+ over 36 games, but has struggled mightily so far this year. The 26-year-old was a second-round pick in 2013 and was considered the Orioles’ catcher of the future when he was promoted in 2018, but never quite lived up to his prospect pedigree at the major league level.
This move is perhaps an indication that the Mets do not trust Patrick Mazeika to assume somewhat regular catching duties while Tomás Nido’s is on the injured list. However, Mazeika will be catching Game 2 of today’s doubleheader unless the Mets promote Sisco and make a roster move in between games.
The Mets also announced that Sean Reid-Foley will be serving as the 27th man for today’s doubleheader. He was optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday after giving up six runs over 4 2⁄3 innings. Reid-Foley holds a 4.42 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP in 18 1⁄3 innings overall this season and the Mets have been heavily reliant on him to eat innings in long relief.