Spring Training Notes: Non-Roster Invites, 44 Days Until Pitchers & Catchers

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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets say no decision has been made yet on non-roster invites to major league camp among candidates who were with organization in 2015.

He predicts that catchers Johnny Monell and Xorge Carrillo, infielders Gavin Cecchini, T.J. Rivera, Danny Muno and Jayce Boyd, and pitchers Paul Sewald, Chase Bradford, John Church, and Zack Thornton will all get invited to big league camp this Spring.

Additionally, the Mets signed RHP Stolmy Pimentel and RHP Jim Henderson last month to minor league deals and both received spring training invites.

All players on the 40-man roster will report to big league camp including new additions OF Brandon Nimmo, RHP Seth Lugo, RHP Jeff Walters, and RHP Robert Gsellman. Of course some will eventually be assigned to minor league camp as it gets closer to Grapefruit League play.

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The Mets will open their Grapefruit League schedule on Thursday, March 3, against the Washington Nationals in Viera, Fla., at 1:05 PM Their first home game will take place on Friday, March 4, versus the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 PM.

You can check out the full 2016 Grapefruit League Schedule for the Mets by clicking here.

Only 44 days until pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Feb. 17. Those players will undergo physicals on Feb. 18, with the first workout for pitchers and catchers on Feb. 19.

Mets position players report on Feb. 24. Their physicals are the following day, with the first full-squad workout on Feb. 26.

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