Mets Release Carlyle, Send Four to Minor League Camp

By Michael Mayer

March 25, 2016 2 Comments

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According to Adam Rubin the Mets have released right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle and he is unsure of whether he will continue his career or not. Carlyle has a rough time of it this spring allowing six runs and 12 hits in 6.2 innings including a walk-off three-run homerun to former Met Ezequiel Carrera in his last outing.

Carlyle will always be remembered for his great 2014 season and the trivia answer to who got the unlikely save on 2015 Opening Day.

The Mets have sent infielders T.J. Rivera and Danny Muno to minor league camp along with utility player Ty Kelly and veteran outfielder Roger Bernadina. The Mets are now down to 32 players in major league camp.

Rivera had a hot start to spring training, coming up with some big hits but was always destined to go back to the minors to start the 2016 season. He has hit .257/.278/.371 with eight RBI in 35 at bats this spring.

Muno struggled in his major league debut last year with the Mets and should have a tough time finding at bats in what should be a strong infield at Triple-A Las Vegas.

Before games even started Terry Collins name dropped Kelly as a guy he wanted to see in the outfield during spring and he certainly did playing him in a team high 19 games. Ty didn’t respond with the bat hitting only .179, he did walk eight times and knock in six runs though. He played in the outfield and second base.

Bernadina was a late arrival to camp and is another player that has slowed after a good start, he has hit .250/360/.300 in 20 at bats. He will head to Vegas as depth and would get the first call if the Mets have an injury or trade Alejandro De Aza.

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  • Mayo’s Mets

    Crowded infield in Las Vegas. Someone has to go.

  • Michael Mayer

    I think they probably all stick, but would expect to see Reynolds play some third base if he doesn’t make the big league team.