Mets looking at Martinez for catching depth

Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez

#0 C
San Diego Padres

2011 STATS

  • GM22
  • HR1

  • RBI10

  • R7

  • OBP.309

  • AVG.203

The Mets have interest in acquiring righty-hitting catcher Luis Martinez, who was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres, the Post reports.

Sandy Alderson has labeled Mike Nickeas the likely backup to Josh Thole in 2012. The Mets also have signed Lucas May as well as Vinny Rottino, who catches part time.

Martinez, 26, appeared in 22 games for the Padres last season.

UPDATE: The Rangers announced the acquisition of Martinez from San Diego for right-hander Ryan Kelly.