The Mets have informed several players that they will not make the team’s Opening Day roster: left-handed pitchers Jerry Blevins and Jerad Eickhoff, catcher Caleb Joseph, infielder José Peraza, outfielder Mallex Smith, and right-handed pitcher Arodys Vizcaíno. And the team has optioned left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley to Triple-A. With that, the team has 32 players remaining in major league camp.
As Tim Britton of The Athletic points out on Twitter, five of the players who are still technically in major league camp are set to begin the year on the injured list: right-handed pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Carlos Carrasco, Seth Lugo, and Drew Smith and first baseman Jose Martinez.
That likely leaves just one roster spot up for grabs: the final spot in the bullpen, which could go to left-handed pitcher Mike Montgomery or right-handed pitcher Robert Gsellman. All of that assumes that the Mets will carry Jeurys Familia, Dellin Betances, and Jacob Barnes in their Opening Day bullpen, which seems likely based on the updates that have come out of spring training.