Mets sign one-time Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez to minor-league deal

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September 18, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, ; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) throws out a runner during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports / © Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets Are Signing Once Yankees catcher gary sanchez Up for a minor-league contract, SNY's Andy Martino reports.

The 30-year-old most recently exercised the opt-out after joining the on a minor-league deal in late March.

Sanchez, who spent six seasons as New York's catcher, hit only .164/.319/.182 in 16 games for Triple-A Sacramento. He was also dismissed 19 times.

The former two-time All-Star made his major league debut with the Bombers in 2015 and had a strong rookie season in 2016. However, his inconsistent performance marked the end of his tenure with the , and the Yankees eventually traded him. , Together live urshelato the Twins before the 2022 season.

the mets have tomas nido And francisco alvarez Catching up this season. Sanchez will join Michael Perez, nick mayerAnd Oscar Campos as depth with Triple-A Syracuse.