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New York Mets acquire catcher Michael Perez from Pirates for cash

Jun 30, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael Perez (5) rounds the bases on a two-run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets acquired catcher Michael Perez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations on Saturday, MLB Network reported.

Perez, 29, was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Friday after batting .150 with six home runs and 11 RBIs in 39 games this season.

Perez is a lifetime .175 hitter with 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 159 strikeouts in 193 contests with the Tampa Bay Rays (2018-20) and Pirates.

The Mets needed catching depth with James McCann (oblique) on the injured list and Tomas Nido dealing with a bruised left hand.

It is the second straight day the two teams have swung a deal. New York acquired infielder Daniel Vogelbach from Pittsburgh on Friday in exchange for right-hander Colin Holderman.

–Field Level Media