Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/13/13
Mets will need to make room for Steve Matz on the 40-man roster. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports on the impending 40-man roster crunch the Mets will soon face after the World Series. The Mets’ 40-man roster actually will be full even before the club adds farmhands eligible for the Rule 5 draft or signs any free agents this winter to major league deals. That’s because eight players finished the season on the 60-day disabled list, where they did not count against the 40-man roster: Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana. So the Mets, in essence, finished the season with 48 players on the 40-man roster. Rubin adds that because the Mets only have eight free agents, the 40-man roster will be full once the players are activated from the 60-day DL no later than five days after the World Series. David Aardsma, Tim Byrdak, Pedro Feliciano, Frank Francisco, Aaron Harang, LaTroy Hawkins, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Johan Santa...
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