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Mets signing C Tomas Nido to two-year, $3.7 million contract: report

May 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido (3) reacts after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.

May 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido (3) reacts after hitting a solo home run during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. / Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have reportedly signed catcher Tomas Nido to a two-year contract, covering his remaining arbitration-eligible years.

Per FanSided’s Robert Murray, the deal is worth $3.7 million and will pay Nido $1.6 million this season and $2.1 million in 2024.

The 28-year-old backstop saw the most playing time in his career in 2022. He started a career-high 98 games behind the plate, and while he’s known more for his defense and pitch-calling behind the plate, Nido had a decent year, slashing .239/.276/.324 with three homers and a career-best 28 RBI.

The Mets catching situation will look different in 2023, with the club trading James McCann to the Baltimore Orioles and adding veteran Omar Narvaez on a one-year deal.

The wild card, of course, is top prospect Francisco Alvarez, who has a chance to make the team out of spring training if the Mets decide to carry three catchers. It’s perhaps a bit more likely that Alvarez starts the year in Triple-A Syracuse, but the Mets have plenty of time to make a decision there.

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