Mets demote five players to minor league camp
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have made their latest round of roster cuts.
Right-handed pitchers Gabriel Ynoa, Cody Satterwhite, Tyler Pill, Matthew Bowman, and Hansel Robles have all been sent to minor league camp.
With Tuesday’s cuts, the Mets now have 49 players in big league camp.
All five pitchers got a decent amount of work in Grapefruit League games, but none were viewed as possibilities for the 25-man roster on Opening Day.
It’s expected that Pill, Bowman, and Satterwhite will begin the year with Triple-A Las Vegas, while Ynoa and Robles may wind up back with Double-A Binghamton.
With Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz slated to open the season in the rotation for Las Vegas, it’s highly likely they’ll be joined in the rotation by both Pill and Bowman. That would leave one other spot, potentially for Ynoa, but he’s yet to master Double-A.
Ynoa had a 4.21 ERA (4.53 FIP) in a shade over 66 innings in Binghamton last season, so it would make sense for him to head back there at least until either Syndergaard or Matz is called up to the majors, thus clearing a spot in the Triple-A rotation.
As far as Robles is concerned, he may be moved to the bullpen on a full-time basis soon.
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