With Opening Day 23 days away, the Mets made their first round of Spring Training roster cuts on Tuesday.
Right-handed pitchers Chris Flexen, Franklyn Kilomé, Drew Gagnon were optioned to minor league camp, while catchers Colton Plaia and Patrick Mazeika, infielder Gavin Cecchini, left-handers P.J. Conlon, David Peterson, and Anthony Kay, and right-handed pitchers Ryder Ryan, Corey Taylor, Stephen Villines, and Josh Torres were re-assigned to minor league camp.
Of those optioned to minor league camp, Flexen and Gagnon will likely open the regular season in the rotation with Triple-A Syracuse, where they will be a phone call away if the Mets need an emergency starter.
Kilome -- one of the Mets' top prospects -- recently had Tommy John surgery and is expected to miss the entire season.
Of those reassigned to minor league camp, none were in competition for spots on the 25-man roster, but there are a few notable players.
Ryan was acquired from the Indians in 2017 in the Jay Bruce trade, and will likely open the season with Double-A Binghamton.
Peterson and Kay are two of the Mets' best pitching prospects, and are likely to both open the season with High-A St. Lucie.