Mets Release Former Top Prospect Cesar Puello

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The Mets have announced they have released former outfield prospect Cesar Puello.

Puello, 24, has been on the disabled list since April due to a stress reaction in his back which only surfaced after the team outrighted him to Triple-A Las Vegas.  That assignment was rescinded and he was added back to the 40-man roster.

Since a suspension for performance enhancing drugs in 2013,  it’s been all downhill for the once promising five tool prospect.

He finishes his Mets career with a .288 batting average, .352 OBP and .748 OPS with 175 extra-base hits and 148 stolen bases in 578 minor league games.

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