RHP prospects Jeff Walters and Jacob deGrom have both been optioned to minor-league camp.
DeGrom had been competing for the final spot in the rotation. However, neither he nor Walter were expected to make the Opening Day roster.
It has been reported that both pitchers may be considered later in the season to help in the big-league bullpen.
Walters and deGrom were added to the team’s 40-man roster last November.