The Binghamton Mets have released outfielder Eudy Pina, infielder Dustin Lawley, and infielder Aderlin Rodriguez.
Pina, 24, was signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic during the 2008-2009 signing period. After two years in the Dominican Summer League, he made his stateside debut in 2011 with the GCL Mets. He skipped over the Appalachian League and was promoted to the Brooklyn Cyclones for the 2012 season, where he batted .261/.333/.415 in 61 games. Promoted to the Savannah Sand Gnats in 2013, Pina hit .233/.334/.396 and stole 21 bases in 126 games. The outfielder hit .263/.328/.402 with the St. Lucie Mets during the 2014 season, and .306/.325/.410 this season with the Binghamton Mets. A capable defender with a solid arm and above-average speed, Pina simply never fully clicked at the plate, striking out far too much.
Lawley, 26, was drafted in the 19th round of the 2011 MLB draft from the University of West Florida. He began his professional baseball career with the Kingsport Mets and hit .284/.325/.500, splitting his time player center field and third base. After a quick cup of coffee with the Sand Gnats at the end of the season, he spent his entire 2012 season with them, hitting .261/.333/.434 in 129 games. Lawley had his best professional season in 2013, with the St. Lucie Mets. He batted .260/.313/.512 with them in 122 games, winning the Florida State League MVP Award. He had a brief cup of coffee with the Las Vegas 51s at the end of the 2013, but he was assigned to the Binghamton Mets for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He struggled, hitting just .253/.292/.438 in 2014 and .212/.256/.367 in 2015.
Rodriguez, 23, was signed as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic during the 2008-2009 signing period. Immediately assigned to the GCL Mets in an aggressive assignment, the 17-year-old responded, batting .290/.389/.387 in 17 games. He showed that his numbers were no mirage in 2010 when he batted .312/.352/.556 in 61 games with the Kingsport Mets. Rodriguez showed his first sign of adversity in 2011, when he was promoted to the Savannah Sand Gnats. The 19-year-old hit .221/.265/.372 in 131 games with them his first year with them, but he recovered and hit .274/.336/.497 in 83 games in 2012. Ending his season with the St. Lucie Mets, Rodriguez batted .263/.321/.476 for the season, earning a spot on the 2012 Amazin' Avenue Top 50 Mets Prospects at 17. Injuries and his own limitations held back the corner infielder over the next few years. Limited to 62 and 89 games, respectively, Ad-Rod batted a subpar .260/.295/.427 in 2013 and .242/.284/.366 in 2014. Promoted to the Binghamton Mets this season, the trend continued, as Rodriguez hit .250/.286/.458. Possessing bona fide 80 grade raw power and a strong arm to match, his lack of other tools has held him back from achieving more.
Both Pina and Rodriguez would have been minor league free agents at the end of the season. No corresponding moves have been announced yet.