New York Mets Sign Catcher; Add To Their Plethora Of Catching Depth

Keeping him around.

The New York Mets have re-signed catcher Michael Perez to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.
Perez gives the Mets some added catching depth, providing them with an emergency option behind Omar Narvaez, Tomas Nido and top prospect Francisco Alvarez heading into the 2023 season.

Last season, Perez slashed .149/.214/.512, with six home runs, 14 RBIs, one stolen base and 10 runs scored over 121 at-bats in the majors, split between the Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He didn't fare much better in the minors, slashing .208/.326/.651, with two home runs, 12 RBIs and six runs scored across 77 at-bats. 

The thirty-year-old is a former fifth-round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 MLB Draft.

The Mets are now set with their catchers for the 2023 season.
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