The Mets triggered Tomas Nido, who had actually been on the IL with dry eye syndrome considering that May 10, on Thursday afternoon. To open a lineup area for Nido, catcher Gary Sanchez was designated for task.
With Nido returning, the Mets had a little bit of logjam at catcher with Francisco Alvarez and Sanchez currently both on the active lineup. There was some idea that possibly Mark Vientos might be sent out down to keep Sanchez around as a DH alternative, however rather it’s the veteran Sanchez who is the odd guy out.
“Our depth is good there at that position,” Buck Showalter stated.
Showalter would not enter into precisely how the capturing split would work in between Nido and Alvarez now that Nido is back in the mix and Omar Narvaez is most likely a number of weeks far from returning himself.
Sanchez, who signed with the Mets on a minors agreement and made his launching with the club on May 21, struck .167 with one RBI and 3 strikeouts in 6 at-bats this season.