Mets add catcher Nido, team's No. 11 prospect

Mets add catcher Nido, team's No. 11 prospect

CHICAGO -- The Mets added another September callup to their roster on Tuesday, promoting No. 11 prospect Tomas Nido from Double-A Binghamton. Nido, who was already on the Mets' 40-man roster, gives them a third catcher to back up Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki down the stretch.

One of the Mets' two SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game representatives last season alongside top prospect Amed Rosario, Nido enjoyed a breakout 2016 campaign, in which he hit .320 with an .816 OPS at Class A St. Lucie. But he struggled at Binghamton this summer, batting .232 with a .641 OPS in 102 games. The Mets waited to recall Nido until after Binghamton lost its best-of-five Eastern League semifinal with Trenton, 3-1.

A native of Puerto Rico who grew up in Florida, Nido does not figure to see significant playing time in September. The Mets are using the month to evaluate both d'Arnaud and Plawecki, whom general manager Sandy Alderson recently hinted will serve as the big league catching tandem in 2018.

Nido joins starting pitcher Robert Gsellman, relievers Jamie Callahan, Jacob Rhame and Kevin McGowan, infielder Phillip Evans and outfielder Travis Taijeron as the Mets' September call-ups. Their active roster is at 33 players.

Worth noting

• Reliever Erik Goeddel underwent an examination Tuesday in New York after experiencing dizziness and blurred vision for a period of "three or four days," according to manager Terry Collins. The Mets did not have an immediate diagnosis available for Goeddel, who has posted a 3.95 ERA in 30 relief appearances.

Noah Syndergaard played catch off flat ground Tuesday in Chicago, though he did not complete a bullpen session as Collins initially hoped. The Mets are remaining cautious with Syndergaard, who has not pitched since April 30 due to a strained right lat. They have not yet announced when he will resume his Minor League rehab assignment.

Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.