The Mets have cleared four more roster spots. New York has outrighted right hander Buddy Carlyle, lefties Dana Eveland and Scott Rice, and infielder Josh Satin to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets 40-man roster now stands at 34 players. Outfielder Andrew Brown and catcher Juan Centeno were claimed off of waivers by the A's and Brewers, respectively, today.
Carlyle, 36, was outstanding in 2014 after being out of major league baseball since 2011. Carlyle became a reliable arm in the Mets bullpen after going through Tommy John surgery. Carlyle had a 1.45 ERA in 31 innings pitched.
Eveland and Carlyle both came out of nowhere for the Mets to be successful lefties out of the bullpen in 2013 (Rice) and 2014 (Eveland). Eveland pitched to a 2.63 ERA in 27.1 innings pitched. Rice was out for the majority of 2014 after having to go through surgery. In 2013, though, he was a 32-year-old rookie, pitching to a 3.71 ERA in 73 appearances.
Satin, 29, was expected to be a big part of the Mets offense in 2014 as a platoon first baseman, though struggled mightily early on (hit .086) and was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas. Satin had an outstanding year in Las Vegas, hitting .289.