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Mets prospect Cesar Puello clears waivers

The outfielder struggled in Triple-A Las Vegas last year.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello has cleared waivers. He was placed on waivers a couple of days ago, which happened to be his twenty-fourth birthday. In Amazin' Avenue's list of the Mets' top twenty-five prospects for this year, Puello ranked thirteenth. Here's what Steve Sypa had to say about him at the time the list published.

"Cesar Puello represents the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Coming off of a sizzling 2013 MiLB campaign, just about everything that could’ve went wrong for Puello in 2014 did go wrong. Still, there were some positives to take out of the year, and the physical tools that the Dominican outfielder has had his reputation staked on haven’t gone anywhere."

Now that he has cleared waivers, the Mets can send Puello to the minors. And they have obviously not lost him to another team, which seemed like it might happen when he hit the wire on Wednesday. He figures to start the year in Triple-A Las Vegas, where he struggled in somewhat irregular playing time last year.