Mets firm up catching situation by agreeing to contract with Rod Barajas

After missing on Bengie Molina and Yorvit Torrealba, the Mets have turned to free agent Rod Barajas to be their No. 1 catcher this season.

MLB.com reports Barajas on Saturday agreed to a one-year major league contract with New York. The site does not give specific terms, but it says media reports of a $1 million base salary are inaccurate. The site also reports the deal is pending a physical.

Barajas, 34, will supplant Omir Santos as the Mets’ top backstop. Santos is now likely headed for Triple-A, where he’ll back up prospect Josh Thole. Henry Blanco was signed in the offseason to be the No. 2 catcher.

The Mets add a needed power bat in Barajas, who hit 19 home runs and drove in 71 runs for the Blue Jays last season.

After missing on Bengie Molina and Yorvit Torrealba, the Mets have turned to free agent Rod Barajas to be their No. 1 catcher this season.

MLB.com reports Barajas on Saturday agreed to a one-year major league contract with New York. The site does not give specific terms, but it says media reports of a $1 million base salary are inaccurate. The site also reports the deal is pending a physical.

Barajas, 34, will supplant Omir Santos as the Mets’ top backstop. Santos is now likely headed for Triple-A, where he’ll back up prospect Josh Thole. Henry Blanco was signed in the offseason to be the No. 2 catcher.

The Mets add a needed power bat in Barajas, who hit 19 home runs and drove in 71 runs for the Blue Jays last season.

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