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Nickeas Rebounding From Slow Start

BUFFALO, NY - Mike Nickeas got another taste of the big leagues when he broke Spring Training with the Mets. However, the depth chart eventually sent him back to Triple-A Buffalo where he slipped into a prolonged cold spell. But the veteran catcher is feeling better as of late, and is becoming more confident with the bat to go with his established glove.

Bisons catcher Mike Nickeas broke camp with the Mets out of spring training, making its his second stint in New York after getting a September call up last season. In eight games with the Mets in 2011, the 28-year-old backstop hit .250 and hit the most memorable home run of his seven-year professional career. "When I was called up last September it was a dream come true," Nickeas said. "I...

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