The veteran backstop had been competing with Tomas Nido for the No. 2 job back in spring training, but Rivera will now be one of at least five catchers in the team's player pool. How much playing time the 36-year-old actually gets will likely depend on how often starter Wilson Ramos is deployed at DH or otherwise gets a breather behind the plate in the condensed season.
Mets' Rene Rivera: Named to 60-man pool
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