PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Temperatures at Mets camp took a noticeable dip on Saturday morning, which only served to disguise how few calendar flips are left until Opening Day. As if to remind themselves, the Mets reassigned two more players to Minor League camp, reducing the number of players in big league camp to 37 -- or 34 not counting injured pitchers Zack Wheeler, Josh Edgin and Bobby Parnell. Almost everyone left in the clubhouse has a legitimate chance to make the team.
Saturday's cuts were outfielder Alex Castellanos and right-handed pitcher Chasen Bradford. The former, who signed this winter on a Minor League deal, batted .222 with one home run in 36 at-bats. He will start regularly at Triple-A Las Vegas. The latter, a longtime Mets farmhand, posted a 4.15 ERA in nine spring outings, walking six batters over 8 2/3 innings.