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Mets make first spring training cuts

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Trimming the major league spring training roster is part of the annual routine.

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Irish-born Mets pitching prospect P.J. Conlon
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The Mets have made their first set of major league spring training cuts, and the list of players doesn’t include any surprises. Pitchers P.J. Conlon, Kevin McGowan, David Roseboom, Corey Taylor, and Logan Taylor, infielders Phillip Evans, Luis Guillorme, and Dominic Smith, and super-fast outfielder Champ Stuart will now report to minor league spring training.

While each of those player could very well end up having a role for the Mets in the big leagues, they weren’t yet contending for a roster spot as the Mets head into the 2017 season. Collectively, they had some moments in their time in major league camp, the best of which was probably Luis Guillorme’s catch of a flying bat.

The timing doesn’t come as a surprise since the team finished a week that had two days of split-squad games. There’s one more split-squad day on March 27, as the Mets host the Nationals and send a team to play the Marlins in Jupiter, but players from minor league camp can be brought over for major league games on a day-to-day basis throughout the rest of the spring training schedule.