With Opening Day 17 days away, the Mets made their second round of Spring Training roster cuts on Monday.
Right-handed pitchers Corey Oswalt and Walter Lockett were both optioned to minor league camp.
Neither pitcher was in contention for a spot on the Opening Day roster, and both are expected to open the season with Triple-A Syracuse, where they will be a phone call away if the Mets need an emergency starter.
The Mets optioning Oswalt and Lockett comes six days after they trimmed 13 players from camp.
Last 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.