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Mets sign catcher Powell to minors deal

1/18/2013

Landon Powell

Landon Powell

#0 C
Oklahoma City (AAA)

2012 STATS

  • GM79
  • HR8

  • RBI38

  • R35

  • OBP.353

  • AVG.251

The Mets have signed 30-year-old catcher Landon Powell to a minor league deal with a spring-training invite.

Powell, a switch-hitter, had a .207 average with 10 homers and 45 RBIs in 363 at-bats with the Oakland Athletics from 2009 through 2011. He appeared in 107 games at catcher and eight games at first base.

At Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Houston Astros system last season, Powell hit .251 with eight homers and 38 RBIs in 239 at-bats.

Powell likely will back up Travis d'Arnaud at Triple-A Las Vegas to open the season, with John Buck and Anthony Recker serving as the catchers with the major league club.