Mets Sign Ronny Paulino

The Mets officially signed catcher Ronny Paulino to a one-year deal worth $1.3MM plus incentives today.  He'll pair up with incumbent backstop Josh Thole. Paulino will can earn an additional $60K each for 85, 95, 105, 115, and 125 starts at catcher.

The Rockies were also negotiating with Paulino's agents at SFX before the catcher reached a deal with the Mets. The Marlins non-tendered the 29-year-old last week after he hit .259/.311/.354 in 316 plate appearances and caught 740 1/3 innings. He has eight games remaining on last year's 50-game PED suspension.  Paulino has gunned down 31% of attempted thieves in the last few seasons.

Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com, Jon Heyman of SIJoel Sherman of the New York Post, and Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork reported on the signing.

Tim Dierkes contributed to this post.



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