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The New York Mets are designating catcher Tomas Nido for assignment on Monday.
With Omar Narvaez returning from the injured list, Nido is now on the outside looking in. It's been an utter disaster for Nido at the plate this season as he's hitting just .125 without a homer alongside an unsightly .278 OPS across 61 trips to the plate.
New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido is back in the starting lineup Wednesday after starting Tuesday's game on the bench.
Nido went hitless in a pinch-hitting appearance Tuesday but is back in the starting lineup one day later to take on the Padres and left-hander Blake Snell. The 29-year-old backstop is off to a slow start, hitting just .150 without a homer in eight games but is very much a glove-first catcher who will see increased playing time with Omar Narvaez on the injured list.
Tomas Nido and the New York Mets have agreed to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension. He will receive $1.6 million in 2023 and $2.1 million in 2024.
While Nido's value comes mostly from his defense, it is promising to see the Mets show commitment to the 28-year-old backstop. Between the signing of Omar Narvaez and the arrival of top prospect Fransisco Alvarez, it wasn't clear if Nido would have much of a role with the Mets. It's unclear if Alvarez will start the season as the primary catcher, so Nido could be in for a solid amount of playing time to start the 2023 season. He hit .239/.276/.324 in 313 plate appearances in 2022.
Tomas Nido went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Mets’ loss to the Braves Friday.
Nido drove in the Mets’ second run on a solo home run of A.J. Ninth Erin the eighth inning. The 28-year-old is slashing .243/.280/.330 with three home runs and 28 runs batted in this season. Fantasy managers can likely find a more reliable option for their lineup right now.
Tomas Nido went 4-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI on Wednesday against the Nationals.
Nido is the primary catcher for the Mets at the moment with James McCann on the IL, and he's been surprisingly effective in his limited action. He now has a .253 batting average with seven runs scored and nine RBI in 89 plate appearances. He doesn't have much power and may get exposed as he gets more playing time, but he's certainly playing well enough to be a second catcher in 12-team leagues or larger in the short-term.