The Mets began making final roster moves Saturday in advance of Opening Day. Sunday afternoon, they finalized the 25-man roster they’ll head into the season with.
Sep 15, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Baseball fans enter the gates before the start of the New York Mets and Miami Marlins game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The position players: Andrew Brown, Travis d’Arnaud, Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy, Anthony Recker, Josh Satin, Ruben Tejada, Omar Quintanilla, David Wright, Chris Young, and Eric Young, Jr.
Aside from setting the roster, the Mets announced that they had placed LHP Jonathon Niese on the 15-day disabled list, and placed RHP Matt Harvey on the 60-day disabled list.
Niese is expected to pitch in a minor league game April 1. If all goes well, he’ll be activated from the disabled list for a start on April 6 against Cincinnati at Citi Field.
With the Mets going with four starting pitchers for now, they’re able to carry Andrew Brown as an extra bench player.
To make room on the roster once Jonathon Niese is activated from the disabled list, Brown will very likely be sent to Triple-A.