Following Tuesday night’s win over the Tri-City ValleyCats, the New York Mets transferred 5 players from the Brooklyn Cyclones roster to other New York Mets affiliates. The moves were made as more draft picks are being signed.
All 5 players being transferred were with the New York Mets organization last season and spent the last few months in either Mets Extended Spring Training or another affiliate. Many of the players being sent down may see some time with Brooklyn in the future.
Yeffry De Aza, who went 0-for-11 with 4 strikeouts in 2 games, in addition to killing many rallies like his New York Mets surname-sake was removed from the roster.
He is being demoted to the Kingsport Mets.
Franklin Correa, an infielder who went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts & also pitched 2 innings in relief on Opening Night was demoted as well.
Correa will report the to the Kingsport Mets.
Santo Marte was another guy who went hit-less on Opening Night is being sent to the Kingsport Mets as well.
Marte went 0-for-6 with 2 strikeouts in 1 game played as a position player.
Marte was charged with a loss in the 17 inning game against Tri-City.
Adrian Almerida pitched 2.1 innings in 3 games and was charged with the loss against Staten Island on Saturday.
He posted an ERA of 3.86, having given up just 1 run. Marte will also report to the Kingsport Mets.
Vicente Lupo appeared in just 1 game for the Cyclones. In Saturday’s loss to Staten Island, Lupo went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Lupo, who is primarily a bench player for the Columbia Fireflies, was assigned to Brooklyn on a temporary basis until college draft picks signed.
Lupo began the season with the Low-A Columbia Fireflies, after spending last season with the Low-A & now-defunct Savannah Sand Gnats. Lupo appeared in 25 games with Columbia this season, posting an average of .181 and 35 strikeouts. He did drive in 7 runs, draw 11 walks and record 5 extra base hits. Lupo is heading back to the Columbia Fireflies.