Tomas Nidos HeadsTo The New York MetsPosted: Updated:
Rumble Ponies starting Catcher Tomas Nido is now heading to the New York Mets to replace injured Travis d'Arnaud, according to MLB.com. D'Arnaud partially tore his UCL which means Nido could be looking to play in the majors for quite some time.
This season, the 23 year old was the only player on the Rumble Ponies roster that had major league experience. Nido played double-A here in Binghamton for the last two seasons and although some may have their doubts regarding Nido's performance in the major leagues, as he went 3-for-10 in the majors last season, Manager Luis Rojas has all the belief in him. When asked if he was surprised that Tomas was moved up to the major leagues he responded, "No, not really." "He's a solid defensive catcher, his receiving is outstanding, his throwing is outstanding, he blocks the ball and his leadership is getting better, I was really pleased to have Nido the last two years and a week, I'm pleased of what he's done." Stated Rojas.
Tomas Nido had five RBI in the first five games for the Ponies this season. Nido is number 11 on the New York Mets Top 30 prospects list. Although this is a great opportunity for Tomas, it's a big loss for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Catchers Patrick Mazeika and Tyler Moore will certainty have to step up big for the Rumble Ponies.