The New York Mets announced on Sunday morning the re-assignments of outfielder Gregor Blanco and infielder Danny Espinosa. After sending the two veterans to the minor leagues, the Mets now have 39 players left in their Major League camp.
In December, Blanco signed a minor league contract with New York. Last year he played 68 games for the San Francisco Giants, as the 35-year-old slashed .217/.262/.317 with 2 homeruns. This spring he hit .129 and was unable to steal a base on his two attempts. He owns a lifetime .255 batting average and is a two time World Series Champion.
Espinosa also signed a minor league contract with the Mets this past winter. Before his exit, Espinosa had a .067 batting average in 30 at-bats in Spring Training. He played in the minors for all of 2018, hitting just .195 while making his way around three different Triple A teams. Espinosa has not played in the MLB since 2017 with the Tampa Bay Rays, but is most known to Mets fans for his seven years with the Washington Nationals from 2010-2017.
With Opening Day now 11 days away, the Mets will need to make 14 more cuts before their first game against the Nationals. If both players stay within the organization, it is presumed that they will see playing time for the new AAA affiliate, the Syracuse Mets.