INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) - Catcher Mike Nickeas is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing to a minor league contract.
The 29-year-old hit 174 with one homer and 13 RBIs in 109 at-bats over a career-high 47 games for the Mets this year. he batted .364 with one homer and six RBIs in 66 at-bats at Triple-A Buffalo.
Nickeas was a fifth-round draft pick of Texas in 2004 and made his big league with the Mets in 2010. He has a .180 career average in 73 games.
Nickeas cleared waivers last week and was sent outright to the minors, then refused the assignment and became a free agent.
His deal was announced Friday.

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