Yesterday was a big day for the Mets roster. New York will be exercising club options on both Jay Bruce and Jose Reyes, however Jon Niese will be left in 2016.
Niese had a largely underwhelming season since joining the Mets again from Pittsburg at the trade deadline. Having an 11.45 ERA in 11 innings pitched with 14 runs and 4 home runs isn’t exactly excitement inducing stats that make a club want to throw money at you. So as we wave goodbye to Niese, who will be getting a 500k buyout, Bruce and Reyes will be back, and Bruce to the tune of $10M.
Here’s more of what’s going on in the National League East.
Braves reliever Matt Marksberry is working on making a full recovery. Marksberry suffered from a myriad of complications from medicine he took in preparation for a colonoscopy. Marksberry was then placed in a medically induced coma to help combat such side effects.
The Phillies have declined club options on Ryan Howard and Charlie Morton. Howard will receive a $10M buyout, while Morton’s is significantly smaller at $1M.
Fernando Rodney will not be on the Marlins roster come the 2017 season. Miami has declined his $2M team option, making Rodney a free agent.
The Washington Nationals have picked up the $12M option on Gio Gonzalez. However, they’ve declined such club option for right handed pitcher, Yusmeiro Petit.