The Mets made some moves to clear space on the 40-man roster, and some familiar names may have played their last games in Flushing.
Andrew Brown was claimed by the A’s and the Brewers claimed Juan Centeno. Brown showed some flashes of promise and power in his two seasons with the Mets, but just not enough. Centeno never did much.
The Mets outrighted Scott Rice, Josh Satin, Dana Eveland and Buddy Carlyle to the minors. They become free agents but they could end up staying with the Mets.
Rice was a major disappointment this season after a pretty good 2013. Satin was given the chance to be part of a first base platoon but could not seize the job. Eveland and Carlyle were pleasant surprises and could be back at the right price.
The 40-man roster now stands at 34. The Mets need to protect several players from the Rule 5 draft, hence today’s purge.