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Mets make roster cuts, send Campbell, Reynolds, Monell, Muno, Goeddel, and Thornton to minors

The team will start the year with an eight-man bullpen.

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The Mets made a few roster cuts today, sending Eric Campbell, Matt Reynolds, Johnny Monell, Danny Muno, Erik Goeddel, and Zach Thornton to the minors. With that, the Mets will begin the year with an eight-man bullpen and four-man bench.

While the team's bullpen had a few question marks a couple weeks ago, the Mets traded for two major league relief pitchers: Alex Torres and Jerry Blevins. Those two will join Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, Carlos Torres, Rafael Montero, Buddy Carlyle, and Rule 5 draft pick Sean Gilmartin in the 'pen to start the year.

In the coming weeks, there will only be more of a roster crunch in the bullpen, as Vic Black and Bobby Parnell are expected to return from stints on the disabled list sooner than later. For now, the Mets can keep Carlyle, who was good last year in the big leagues but could opt out of his contract if they didn't include him on the major league roster to begin the year, and Gilmartin, who would have to clear waivers and be offered back to the Twins before the Mets could keep him. It'll be interesting to see how the Mets try to avoid losing those players if it should come to that later this month.