The Mets reportedly signed catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year, $19 million contract on Sunday. The signing is not official quite yet, but should be tomorrow.
The plan, per SNY’s Andy Martino, is for the Mets to go with a catching corps of Ramos and Travis d'Arnaud. They will make Kevin Plawecki available in a trade.
Plawecki, 27, has been a back-up for the Mets over the past four seasons. He’s light with the bat, owning a career .218/.308/.330 triple-slash line in 804 plate appearances. However, he plays good defense and handles a pitching staff well, according to many in the know. Plawecki would make a good back-up elsewhere.
Plawecki is entering his first of four years of arbitration eligibility. MLB Trade Rumors projects him to take home a $1.3 million salary in 2019. A relatively cheap catcher with four years of team control would certainly be attractive to more than a handful of teams.
The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team’s major league camp.
The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018. Tomlin was 61-53 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with the Indians.
Tomlin was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in five games with the Brewers this spring after joining the team on a minor league deal.
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