On Thursday, the New York Mets made a signing to strengthen the depth at the catcher position, bringing back veteran Michael Perez on a minor league deal.
Perez, 30, split time between the Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2022 season.
He played most of the season in Pittsburgh, appearing in 39 games.
He appeared in just six games for the Mets.
The veteran catcher did hit six home runs during his time at the big-league level, but hit for a poor .149 average and had an on-base percentage of just .214.
On Twitter, Mets insider Mike Puma announced the news of the team’s latest signing.
Mets are adding to their organizational catching depth, bringing back Michael Perez, who appeared in six games for them last season.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 26, 2023
Perez brings some solid depth to the catcher position for New York.
The Mets traded James McCann to the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the offseason.
They also signed Omar Narvaez to a one-year contract.
At the backup catcher spot, they have Tomas Nido.
Also in the organization is Francisco Alvarez.
Needless to say, the Mets are quite well stocked when it comes to catchers.
They have been quite busy this winter, even more so than most teams in baseball.
After losing Jacob deGrom to the Texas Rangers, owner Steve Cohen wasted no time adding to the team’s pitching depth, inking Justin Verlander, Jose Quintana, and Kodai Senga.
Brandon Nimmo also re-signed for eight years and $162 million and the team brought in veteran relievers David Robertson and Adam Ottavino.
As the 2023 season draws near, the Mets appear to be pretty well set and look prepared to build off of their 2022 success.NEXT: Mets Fan Endorses A Potential Free Agent Signing