Chris Schwinden will be optioned to Triple-A and Miguel Batista has been told he’ll be on the Opening Day roster, the Mets announced today on Twitter.
Earlier this week, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that D.J. Carrasco is likely to start the year on the disabled list, as he slowly recovers from twisting his ankle during early March.
According to the new collective bargaining agreement, the Mets had to decide by today whether Batista would be the 25-man roster, otherwise he needed to be paid $100,000 to go to the minor leagues or become a free agent.
Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy and David Wright will be on the infield, with Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas behind the plate. In the outfield will be Jason Bay and Lucas Duda, with Mike Baxter, Ronny Cedeno, Scott Hairston and Justin Turner on the bench.
This means, the only real roster issue left is whether Andres Torres will be ready to go on Opening Day, in which case he joins Duda and Bay in the outfield. However, if Torres is still bothered by his knee situation, Vinny Rottino likely makes the cut, where he’ll stay until Torres is ready to go.