Fred Lewis to become a free agent

OF Fred Lewis has been removed from the 40-man roster and will likely become a free agent, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Lewis went 3 for 20 with four walks after being called up at the beginning of September.

He hit .294 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI in 419 at-bats for Triple-A Buffalo in 2012.

The 40-man roster now stands at 37.