Coste, Blanco agree with Mets

Updated: December 3, 2009, 10:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets agreed to one-year contracts with Chris Coste and Henry Blanco, adding two backup catchers Thursday while they search for a starter.

The 36-year-old Coste hit .224 with two homers and 18 RBIs in 205 at-bats last season with the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros. He has a .272 batting average, 23 homers and 108 RBIs in 806 at-bats over four big league seasons.

Coste can also play first but figures to compete for a job with Blanco, Omir Santos, the ...

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