Well, it had to end sometime, didn’t it?
The Mets trimmed their roster down to 32 on Thursday by making six cuts, none of them surprising.
Jonathon Niese used his nervous energy to pitch two hitless innings for New York in a 7-0 win over a Miami Marlins split-squad that played without former Mets star Jose Reyes. Niese faced seven batters, striking out two and walking one while throwing 19 of 31 pitches for strikes.
The New York Mets signed former San Diego Padres catcher Rob Johnson to compete for a catching role in Spring Training.
The Mets held their annual Kids Holiday Party on Tuesday at Citi Field, and several players – Daniel (Santa) Murphy, Jonathon Niese and Justin Turner – as well as general manager Sandy Alderson – were in attendance.
The New York Mets recalled catcher Mike Nickeas from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday to fill the roster spot opened up by Carlos Beltran’s trade to San Francisco.
The Mets have activated catcher Ronny Paulino from the 15-day Disabled List for tonight’s game at Philadelphia. Mike Nickeas was optioned to AAA Buffalo.
Jair Jurrjens threw seven sharp innings in his return from the disabled list and the Atlanta Braves shut out the struggling New York Mets 4-0 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.