DONE DEAL: Chicago Cubs have signed catcher Tomas Nido to a major league contract…

May 31, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets catcher Tomas Nido (3) scores a run on shortstop Francisco Lindor (not pictured) RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs promptly replaced veteran catcher Yan Gomes after designating him for assignment this week. They acquired a major league contract for catcher Tomas Nido. This action also follows New York’s designation of Nido for assignment following the activation of Francisco Alvarez off the injured list following his six-week absence due to a ruptured thumb ligament.

Cubs Acquire Backup Catcher, Who Will Make Debut Against Previous Team

Tomas Nido Set To Face Old Team

Over the past several weeks, Nido has seen his playing time with the Mets decrease. We are grateful for Alvarez’s homecoming. In addition to Luis Torrens’s rise to prominence. Torrens was purchased by the Mets from the Yankees. This weekend is anticipated to be his Cubs debut at Wrigley Field.where he will play against the group he has spent more than ten years with.

There’s no better way to begin your new team career than by taking on the squad who drafted you twelve years prior. In 2012, the Mets selected Nido in the eighth round of the draft. Now, he will have to face his former team. He debuted with the MLB in 2017. One of Nido’s most well-known traits is probably his powerful arm behind home plate and his refusal to use batting gloves when he batted.

Additionally, Nido was one among the three finalists for the 2022 National League Gold Glove. He spent almost seven years in the major leagues with the Mets, appearing in 96 games and starting in 86 of them.

What can the Cubs expect from Nido?

Nido doesn’t have a really powerful offensive bat. His career batting average is a pitiful.214. That comprises eight major league seasons and fourteen home runs. Chicago is hoping that, as he did with the Mets, Nido can add his powerful arm and ability to paint the corner to an already outstanding pitching staff.

Nido is set to join a pitching staff that includes notable players like as Justin Steele, Jameson Taillon, Javier Assad, and the highly anticipated Japanese sensation, Shota Imanaga. Nido caught some outstanding pitchers while he was a member of the Mets. Players like Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Kodai Senga, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard.

The more interesting aspect of Nido’s Cubs contract is that his debut will probably be against his old team. Even though he did not have the time in Flushing Queens that he had hoped for, Nido is undoubtedly excited to play the Mets this coming weekend.

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