NEW YORK — James McCann can’t take a break.

Just over two weeks after being reinstated on the 10-day injured list following surgery to repair a fractured hammock bone in his left hand, the Mets’ starting catcher will be sidelined again.

McCann was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday after suffering a strained oblique as he tagged home plate in the sixth inning of Saturday’s win over the Marlins. Travis Mazeika was recalled from Class AAA Syracuse to serve as the Mets’ reserve catcher. Tomas Nido got the start in Sunday’s game against the Marlins.

“I’m disappointed for him,” Buck Showalter said. I know he was really disappointed last night. He was hoping for different news.

New York Mets' James McCann (33) celebrates with Jeff McNeil (1) after hitting a three-run homer against the Miami Marlins in the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 7, 2022 in New York .

“I’ve said it many times, it’s one of those things where you fill one hole and there’s another. That’s just how it works, unfortunately. Very rarely does it all work out.”

By July, McCann had shown signs that he might be coming out of his early-season offensive struggles. He ripped a three-run homer in the team’s 10-0 win over the Marlins on Thursday and had a critical RBI off the bench in the team’s overtime win over the Reds on Wednesday.

“He was starting to have strength in there and was more of an offensive force that we know he’s capable of,” Showalter said. “He will be back.”

McCann is batting .182 with two home runs, 11 RBIs and eight runs in 30 games. But more importantly, he established a strong relationship with the Mets’ pitching staff.

Showalter said McCann is expected to miss more than the 10-game minimum.

The Mets were still awaiting test results from Starling Marte on Sunday afternoon. Marte also left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning with a left groin tightness. He was not in the team’s starting lineup on Sunday.