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Mets cut Dilson Herrera and others, roster now at 45

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The young second baseman is one of the more notable names headed down to the minors.

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets sent several members of their spring training roster to minor league camp this afternoon, leaving them with 45 players at big league camp in Port St. Lucie.

Notable among the names is infielder Dilson Herrera, who was promoted from Binghamton on August 29 and appeared in eighteen games (hitting .220 with three home runs and eleven RBI) with the Mets. In the 61 games with the B-Mets before his promotion, he hit .340 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI, giving a promising glance at what the future at second base will look like after Daniel Murphy's presumed departure after this season. He will likely begin the year in Las Vegas.

Wilfredo Tovar, who played in the Mets' final two games last year, was also part of the group that was optioned today.

Also joining Herrera and Tovar were a quintet of right-handers: Matthew Bowman and Tyler Pill, who both split time between Binghamton and Las Vegas in 2014; Cody SatterwhiteHansel Robles, and Gabriel Ynoa.