Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have released lefthanded reliever Valerio de los Santos.
The veteran reliever, who was in major-league camp at the start of the spring, had drawn positive reviews, including for his willingness to help young players, but he got caught up in a numbers game.
This probably bodes well for Ron Villone more than anyone else. (He just got tagged for 4 runs as I write this.)
I have a strong feeling Bobby Parnell may be close to locking up a spot in the pen. So many good things are being said about his performance this spring by Manuel, Schneider and most of the Mets beat writers.