Mar 1, 2014; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets shortstop Anthony Seratelli (2) turns the double play over Miami Marlins left fielder Brent Keys (68) in the spring training game at Tradition Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Collins says Anthony Seratelli won't make team


Prior to Friday night’s game against the Blue Jays in Montreal, manager Terry Collins told reporters that utility player Anthony Seratelli would not be making the Opening Day roster.

At the same time, Collins would not commit to Omar Quintanilla as the backup shortstop.

Thoughts:

Both Seratelli and Quintanilla have had poor springs with the bat, but Seratelli provides much more versatility due to the fact that he plays all four infield positions, left field, and right field. Quintanilla plays just shortstop and second base.

Moreover, Collins not committing to Quintanilla as his backup shortstop after eliminating Seratelli is pretty odd since there are no other backup shortstop options currently in camp.

Although the Mets have colored it as unlikely, there’s always the chance they’ll make an external acquisition before Opening Day. Any such acquisition could either serve as the backup shortstop or render the incumbent Ruben Tejada the backup.

Stephen Drew is still a free agent, and both Nick Franklin of Seattle and Didi Gregorius of Arizona remain available via trade.

 

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