The Mets are getting closer to finalizing their 25-man roster for Opening Day, but it will not include Devin Mesoraco.
The 30-year-old catcher was informed on Saturday that he did not make the major-league roster and is now assessing his options, the team announced.
Per Mike Puma of The Post, Mesoraco has told the Mets he refuses to go to Triple-A and is pushing for the club to release him.
If the Mets do not release him he will be placed on the restricted list.
Mesoraco signed a minor-league deal with the Mets in February after playing for them most of last season when he came over as part of the trade that sent.
He was competing with Travis d'Arnaud, who had a late start to Spring Training as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, and Tomas Nido for the backup role behind Wilson Ramos this spring.
Mesoraco was 6-for-26 with three doubles and a home run in 12 games this spring. He hit .222/.306/.409 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 66 games last season with the Mets.
SNY's Andy Martino noted earlier this week that it is possible the Mets break camp with Nido, who is on the 40-man roster, as their backup catcher while d'Arnaud receives more at-bats in an extended Spring Training.
The Mets also announced that they re-assigned Rajai Davis, Carlos Gomez, Ryan O'Rourke, Hector Santiago and Adeiny Hecchavaria to minor-league camp.