Report: Mets interested in Chirinos, Butera
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The New York Mets are looking for catching depth and eyeing a pair of veteran options.

The Mets are interested in free agents Robinson Chirinos and Drew Butera, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.

Additionally, the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Texas Rangers are among the teams with interest in Chirinos, reports MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

Chirinos, 35, went deep 17 times for the Houston Astros in 114 games during the 2019 campaign. Butera, meanwhile, played just 16 contests with the Colorado Rockies last season, registering three RBIs. The 36-year-old owns a career .554 OPS.

Wilson Ramos, New York's incumbent No. 1 catcher, is owed $10.75 million in 2020. His contract also features a 2021 team option for $10 million with a $1.5-million buyout.

The 32-year-old posted decent offensive numbers last season, recording 14 homers and 73 RBIs in 141 games. However, he struggled to connect with the team's pitchers, with right-hander Noah Syndergaard reportedly voicing his displeasure about throwing to Ramos.

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