Sources: New York Mets sign catcher to a two-year contract.
Catcher Tomas Nido and the New York Mets are in agreement on a two-year, $3.7 million contract, according to sources familiar with the deal. The deal, which covers Nido’s remaining arbitration years, pays $1.6 million in 2023 and $2.1 million in 2024 before he becomes a free agent in 2024.
The deal includes performance bonuses of $10,000 for 60 games, $20,000 for 70 games, $30,000 for 80 games, $40,000 for 90 games and $50,000 for 100 games.
Nido, 28, had just agreed to a $1.575 million deal to avoid arbitration on Jan. 13, but elected to do a multi-year deal instead. For the Mets, it ensures that their catcher position is solidified in 2023 and 2024, as the team has also signed Omar Narvaez in addition to having baseball’s top prospect Francisco Alvarez.
Nido is known primarily for his defense behind the plate and provides a steady presence as No. 2 catcher. He struggles offensively, which limits his overall impact, as he hit only .239/.276/.324 with a .600 OPS, three home runs and 28 RBI last season. In his six seasons, he’s hit .220/.257/.323 with a .580 OPS, 13 home runs and 73 RBI.