Mets Add Seven Rule 5 Eligible Prospects to the 40-Man Roster Before Friday's Deadline


Not a huge surprise really, but the Mets protected SP Jeurys Familia, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, RP Robert Carson, INF Wilmer Flores and OF Cesar Puello from the Rule 5 draft by adding them to the 40 man roster. Some of the interesting names that were left unprotected are RP Brad Holt, SP Collin McHugh, 3B Jefry Marte and C Juan Centeno. The 40-man roster stands at 38, allowing the Mets 2 spots with which to sign free agents or make a pick of their own in the Rule 5 Draft, which takes place during December's Winter Meetings.