According to PlanetHardball, the Mets have added yet another catcher to the spring training mix — and it’s NOT Rod Barajas (not yet anyway). Rather, they’ve brought in German-born backstop Kai Gronauer.
The 23-year-old receiver was invited to spring training, but will most likely end up back in the minors before long. He spent last year with the Savannah Sand Gnats and it not expected to compete for a job at the AAA level nor above. But, it’s still a good story.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.