Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 10/24/11
In case you missed it, this past weekend: The Mets granted Ryota Igarashi his outright release; and later sent Val Pascucci and righthanded pitchers Dale Thayer and Manny Alvarez to Triple-A Buffalo, removing them from the 40-man roster. “The Mets and Yankees are tentatively planning to play two exhibition games against each other toward the end of spring training next year,” Brian Costa reported in the Wall Street Journal. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin confirmed WFAN host Mike Francesa’s initial report of specific changes to Citi Field. Last week, David Lennon of Newsday said the team will likely make an official announcement about changes to the ballpark after the World Series, which Rubin writes as well. Mets infield prospect Josh Satin has been playing outfield in the Venezuelan Winter League, Rubin pointed out on Twitter. Satin is hitting .217 with one home run and two RBI in 23 at bats for Caracas, which is managed by Tim Teufel. NPB Tracker’s Patrick Newman says 25-year-old Japa...
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