Mets acquire Michael Perez from Pirates for cash

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The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates completed a trade for the second time in as many days.

The Mets acquired catcher Michael Perez from the Pirates for cash considerations, New York announced Saturday.

The two clubs also got together for a deal Friday, with Pittsburgh trading designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach to New York for reliever Colin Holderman.

The Pirates designated Perez, 29, for assignment Friday. The five-year veteran has struggled at the plate this season. He owns a .150/.209/.318 slash line with six home runs and 11 RBIs in 39 games.

Perez will provide the Mets with some additional catching depth. New York's starting catcher Tomas Nido exited Friday's game with a left-hand contusion, leaving only Patrick Mazeika at the position on the active roster. James McCann is currently on the injured list recovering from an oblique injury, and the Mets don't expect him to return before the Aug. 2 trade deadline.

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