Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/18/13
Every spring, players across all of Major League Baseball fight for a spot on a big league squad.  Some of these players have a high salary; others are top prospects and than there are the guys who just need a job. The latter usually come in the form of non-roster invites that have a higher chance of spending the 2013 season in the minors for clubs such as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Lehigh Valley IronPigs or the Albuquerque Isotopes rather than with a big market club such as the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies or Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mets currently have nine non-roster invites ready to show up to spring training. The nine include pitchers Aaron Laffey, Cory Mazzoni, Rafael Montero and Carlos Torres, catcher Juan Centeno, infielders Brian Bixler and Josh Satin and outfielders Andrew Brown and Matt den Dekker. These nine players hope that a good performance may catch the eyes of manager Terry Collins and his coaching staff landing them a spot on the ope...
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