METS SIGN CATCHER TOMÁS NIDO
FLUSHING, N.Y., January 19, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced the club has signed catcher Tomás Nido to a two-year contract.
Nido, 28, was a finalist for the Gold Glove Award after catching a career-high 96 games in 2022, including 86 starts. He recorded five Catcher Framing Runs last season, tied for eighth in the majors and tied for third in the NL.
The Puerto Rico native batted .239/.276/.324 last season, recording 31 runs, 15 doubles, three homers and 28 RBI. He set career-highs in games played, hits, doubles, RBI, runs and walks. In 15 games in September, Nido batted .333/.340/.608 with nine RBI and nine runs scored.
Originally drafted by the Mets in the eighth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Nido has played six seasons in the majors. The 28-year-old has appeared in 252 games, posting a .220/.257/.323 slashline with 70 runs, 44 extra-base hits and 73 RBI.
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