The Mets are reportedly entertaining the idea of adding another veteran catcher to the roster.
According to a report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Mets are among the group of teams to have "checked in" on 37-year-old free agent Russell Martin.
Heyman also lists the Oakland A's among the teams interested in Martin, whom Heyman says has turned down other offers to do what's best for his family.
Martin, who has played for four major-league teams in his 14-year big-league career, most recently played with the Dodgers in 2019, his second stint with the club.
The Mets currently have Wilson Ramos locked into the starting job, and have Tomas Nido and Rene Rivera likely competing for the backup job. Nido played in 50 games in 2019, hitting .191 with four home runs.
Rivera, meanwhile, has become Noah Syndergaard's battery mate of choice over the last couple of seasons, though Syndergaard has been working with Ramos on establishing better chemistry with the backstop.
If Martin were to join the Mets, he'd have plenty of familiarity with the city of New York. Martin was the starting catcher for the Yankees from 2011-12. As a Yankee, Martin .224 with 39 home runs.