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James McCann is expected to join the team in Miami

As the Mets await news of another potential hit for the pitching staff, training is about to be fully booked again.

Wide receiver James McCann is expected to join the Mets in Miami and be activated in time for the Friday start of a weekend series against the Marlins, sources told The Post’s Mike Puma.

McCann last played in the big leagues on May 10, before undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in his left wrist. He’s hitting .196 with a .266 on-base percentage and a home run in 56 at-bats this season. He spent most of that week in rehab at Double-A Binghamton, where he took the start from Max Scherzer.

In McCann’s place, the Mets used catchers Tomas Nido and Patrick Mazeika, who hit .219 and .167, respectively.

Scherzer is approaching his return just as the Mets await news on Carlos Carrasco’s status. Carrasco left Wednesday’s start with a strain in his back, but played down the potential severity ahead of Thursday’s rest day. The Mets are already without starters Jacob deGrom and Tyler Megill in addition to Scherzer.

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The Mets also reinstated reliever Seth Lugo (3.81 ERA in 28 ¹/₃ innings) from the paternity list. He had been absent from the team since Monday.

In the corresponding move, reliever Yoan Lopez (4.05 ERA in 6 ²/₃ innings) was opted for Triple-A Syracuse.

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