Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Despite Catching Woes, Mets Have Not Reached Out To Red Sox For Swihart

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The New York Metropolitans have had some bad luck with catchers so far this year. Both Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki are out for significant periods of time—one undergoing likely season-ending surgery today. And yet, surprisingly, the Mets have not yet reached out to the Red Sox to inquire about Blake Swihart. The Mets are relying on light-hitting veteran Jose Lobaton and a little-known prospect named Tomas Nido to carry the catching load. Swihart has gotten very little playing time with the Red Sox—but he is hitting .333 over nine games. It will be interesting to see if the Mets eventually come forward with an offer for Swihart—especially considering their hot start in the NL East. Stay tuned.