By Mr. Met
Staff Writer NFL PRO ZACH
Last week the Mets announced via twitter that they have resigned backup catcher Mike Nickeas to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. In a little over 100 at bats last season Nickeas hit just .174 with 1 homer and 13 RBIs.
· According to Zach Links of www.mlbtraderumors.com the Mets are interested at bringing back Andres Torres but only at a reasonable price. The idea here would be to non-tender Torres and then bring him back at a more team friendly contract thus avoiding arbitration.
· Zach Links of www.mlbtraderumors.com also suggest that with the recent Red Sox signing of catcher of David Ross the BoSox may look to move former top catching prospect Jarred Saltalamacchia and suggest the Mets may look to deal Jon Niese in the a deal. Saltalamacchia hit 25 homers last year with the Sox.
· Still no news on Wright or Dickey.
· Also the Mets announced today via twitter that they have hired Jim Malone as their new strength and conditioning coach.
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