4 potential landing spots for Tomas Nido following his DFA by the Mets

Tomas Nido would be an upgrade on several MLB rosters over even more than the backups.
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2) San Diego Padres

The catching situation for the San Diego Padres isn’t much better. Luis Campusano is okay as the starter but not doing much more than Nido did with the Mets in his opportunities—at least from an offensive standpoint. He does rank as one of the weaker catchers when it comes to pitch-framing. The backup, Kyle Higashioka, hasn’t hit well enough in comparison to Nido.

Campusano won’t get brushed aside as the starter in favor of Nido. However, the Padres shouldn’t be too hooked on keeping Higashioka on their roster.

This season, Campusano is hitting .234/.83/.359 with 4 home runs in 205 plate appearances. He has adjusted well to throwing out runners, jumping from 3% last season to an almost average 17%.

Higgy has been an ordinary backup catcher. Batting .188/.212/.453, he has powered his way to hitting 5 home runs but they account for nearly half of his 12 hits all year. He doesn’t walk much at all. Nido would be a whole different kind of flavor for the backup spot in San Diego.

Unless the Padres are fed up with Higashioka, Nido might only land with them on a minor league deal. Campusano is the starter and a player the Padres don’t need to dump in favor of Nido.