5 Mets players who won’t be on the roster next season

The Mets roster will have a different look in 2024.
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3) Jonathan Arauz will not be on the NY Mets roster next season

Jonathan Arauz was one of the journeyman players the Mets brought up from AAA Syracuse after their trade deadline sell-off. The 25-year-old had played parts of three seasons with the Red Sox and Orioles before inking a minor league deal with New York this past offseason.

Arauz was a .200 hitter in 68 games played in his MLB career prior to this Mets stint, and he's been even worse during his limited time with New York.

The switch-hitting infielder has slashed .125/.197/.232 with two home runs and six RBI in 23 games and 63 plate appearances with the Mets. He hit a couple of home runs against the Pirates and has played some solid defense, particularly at third base, but other than that, Arauz hasn't done much.

Arauz has lost virtually all of his playing time after the Mets promoted Ronny Mauricio and Brett Baty to begin September, as his only appearance has come in the field as a defensive replacement. He certainly won't begin the 2024 season as a member of the Mets Opening Day roster, and there's a good chance they simply release him and look elsewhere for depth.