Mets assign Rajai Davis to minor league camp

Outfielder Rajai Davis, the former New London High School and Avery Point standout, was assigned by the New York Mets to their minor league camp on Saturday.

Davis, 38, was re-assigned along with outfielder Carlos Gomez, infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, and pitchers Ryan O'Rourke and Hector Santiago. In addition, the Mets informed catcher Devin Mesoraco that he won't be on the opening day roster. All six players were offered $100,000 retention bonuses.

Davis broke into the major leagues in 2006 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He's also played with the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox. 

The moves trimmed New York's spring roster to 30, with five days to get that number to 25. The toughest calls appear to be at the catching and pitching positions.

Catcher Travis d'Arnaud and infielders Todd Frazier and Jed Lowrie could be placed on the injured list prior to the Mets' season opener at Washington. D'Arnaud is working back from Tommy John surgery last April, and it's uncertain if he or Tomas Nido will break camp as the backup to Wilson Ramos.

— Associated Press



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