To make room for Chris Young and Scott Hairston on the 40 man roster, the Mets have designated both Tobi Stoner and Jason Pridie for assignment.
Stoner made one appearance for the Mets in 2010, allowing a run in 2 1/3 innings. He made four appearances for the Mets in 2009, and he allowed four runs and nine hits in nine innings.
Pridie never appeared in a game for the Mets, but appeared in 11 games for the Twins between 2008 and 2009, and he’s 0 for 4 in his Major League career.
And so, both Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez get a stay of execution.
Based on the remarks from Terry Collins yesterday, I’m not surprised Castillo is around. But while he said he expects Castillo to compete for the second base job during Spring Training, but I still see it as a long shot that he makes the team, given the competition he’ll have there.
Regarding Perez, I think it’s clear he’s not going to factor into the race for one of the open rotation spots. I think he’ll be in camp, vying for a bullpen spot, but he’ll probably have to be lights out during Spring Training in order to make the team as well.