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Hu's the Mets' emergency catcher?

Hu's the Mets' emergency catcher?

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Hu's the Mets' emergency catcher?
MIAMI -- Should the Mets need an emergency catcher this season, a man with a complete lack of catching experience would have to fill the role.

Citing infielder Chin-lung Hu's tremendous hands on defense, manager Terry Collins said that Hu would probably be the choice if both starting catcher Josh Thole and backup Mike Nickeas were injured or unavailable during a game. Asked if he had mentioned that to Hu, Collins laughed. "Not yet," he said.

Though he is athletic and versatile, Hu has never strayed from the middle-infield positions since turning pro in 2003.

"Maybe I'll try it," Hu said. "Why not?"

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