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Mets designate Gary Sanchez for assignment to clear roster spot for Tomas Nido

New York Mets catcher Gary Sanchez (33) scores a run after hitting a single against the Cleveland Guardians. / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

mets Active tomas nido, who had been on IL since Thursday afternoon May 10 with dry eye syndrome. Nido to open roster spot for catcher gary sanchez Was nominated for the job.

By DFA-ing Sanchez, the veteran catcher is immediately taken off the 40-man roster and the Mets now have seven days to either trade him or place him on waivers.

With Nido back, the Mets had a bit of a logjam with the catcher. francisco alvarez and Sanchez are both already on the active roster. some thought maybe Mark Vientos Sanchez could be sent down to keep him as the DH option, but instead it is the veteran Sanchez who is the odd man out.

“Our depth is good at that position,” buck showalter Said.

How the lucrative split between Nido and Alvarez will work, Showalter won’t get exactly right now that Nido is back in the mix, and Omar Narvaez Probably a few weeks away from returning myself.

Sanchez, who signed with the Mets on a minor league contract and made his debut with the club on May 21, hit .167 with one RBI and three strikeouts in six at-bats this season.



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