Six Mets Officially Miss the Cut For Opening Day Roster

The New York Mets assign six players to minor league ahead of finalizing their roster.
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The 2024 MLB season is almost upon us. With Opening Day against the Milwaukee Brewers only a week away, the New York Mets are about to finalize their roster.

The Mets had a relatively quiet spring training without a splashy signing, which disappointed some fans. However, there will still be plenty of new faces, most notably Sean Manaea, Luis Severino, and Harrison Bader. These free-agent acquisitions will look to make their mark in Flushing next season.

There are obviously other players who were looking to make their mark but weren't guaranteed a spot on the roster. They tried to make their way into the 26-man roster ahead of the season with their spring performance.

Unfortunately, six players are now officially out of the running to make the roster: RHPs Cole Sulser, Yacksel Rios, and Kyle Crick, as well as infielder Yolmer Sanchez and outfielders Ben Gamel and Trayce Thompson.

Mets News: Six Players Are Reassigned to Minor-League Camp

Veteran Trayce Thompson had an impressive spring training, leading the Mets with six RBI in 11 appearances while adding two doubles and two home runs in 24 at-bats. However, at age 33, and with younger pieces ahead of him, his path to a roster spot was always going to be tough.

Sanchez and Gamel hadn't shown much in spring training to make a case for themselves, so those cuts aren't necessarily surprising.

There will be more cuts ahead as teams have until Opening Day to finalize their roster. With a few players currently on the bubble, the Mets will have a few more tough decisions awaiting them in the upcoming days.

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