The #Mets have optioned RHP Jeff Walters and RHP Jacob deGrom.
— New York Mets (@Mets) March 14, 2014
The New York Mets have started their morning off with another round of cuts, optioning Jeff Walters and Jacob deGrom to Minor League camp. Both pitchers had strong springs. Walters appeared in four games, throwing 3.2 innings en route to a 2.45 ERA. deGrom also appeared in four games so far this spring. He threw 7.1 innings during which he gave up on one earned run and struck out seven on his way to a 1.23 ERA.
deGrom was theoretically in the discussion for the fifth spot in the rotation all winter, but once camp commenced there was little chance he would ever land the job. His name has come up in potential trade discussions. If he does remain with the team, he will return to AAA Las Vegas where he was strong last season. He will likely make his major league debut for the Mets at some point this season if he remains with the organization.