What will the New York Mets roster look like on September 1? For sure, it’ll include 28 players.
That’s when rosters expand by 2 and the Mets get a chance to carry an extra pitcher and a bat. Those two players might already be with the team as we should expect a couple of demotions before September 1.
Which three Mets can we expect to get demoted before September 1? It’s these three candidates at the top of the list.
1) Michael Perez will be gone from the Mets roster very soon
The Mets are carrying three catchers right now. It’s not going to last long. By the time you’re reading this, they may have already made the change.
It’s Michael Perez, the only catcher with options, who will be demoted. He took the place of Tomas Nido on the roster when he was on the COVID-IL. With him now back, the Mets have an obvious decision to make. They need to reduce the roster by one catcher.
Having three catchers is completely unnecessary when everyone is healthy. As a temporary option, it was something the Mets had to do. Perez would still be in line to get a promotion again later this season if needed. The loss of Patrick Mazeika on the waiver wire ensures it. He is now the team’s third-string catcher.
By September 1, the Mets are going to demote Perez. He’ll be off the 26-man roster and is an unlikely candidate to rejoin them when they have an extra spot available. The Mets already lack some roster flexibility with Darin Ruf and Daniel Vogelbach. Get someone here that can play more than first base.