Before starting their series against the Nationals tonight at Citi Field, the Mets activated catcher Tomás Nido from the injured list and optioned fellow catcher Chance Sisco to Triple-A Syracuse. Nido had been placed on the injured list on August 16 with a left thumb sprain.
James McCann, the Mets’ starting catcher this year, remains on the injured list, and for the team’s recent stretch of games, it was operating with Sisco and Patrick Mazeika as its two options behind the plate.
As for Nido, he’s hit .231/.275/.343 with three home runs and a 70 wRC+ in 142 plate appearance this year, having primarily served as McCann’s backup. Given his familiarity with the Mets’ pitching staff, though, his return is a welcome one. And his production at the plate, as modest as it has been, is still a significant upgrade from either Mazeika or Sisco, and the Mets could use every last bit of offense they can find these days.