Despite Spring Training coming to a quick end, the New York Mets are making roster cuts to prepare for the season to resume eventually. The moves were not a surprise as all three were likely going to start the season at triple-A.
— Empire Sports Media (@EmpireSportsMed) March 17, 2020
The three players sent down were Andres Gimenez, Tyler Bashlor, and Ali Sanchez. Gimenez started Spring strong but faltered towards the end. He slashed .214/.290/.393 over 14 games and showcased his defensive prowess at shortstop. Though he was not hitting for average, the increased power was an encouraging sign.
Bashlor’s Home Run Issues
Bashlor still could not contain the hone run and the big innings, which hurt his 2019 campaign. Over 4.2 innings, he allowed six runs, 11 hits, and three home runs. There has always been good stuff in Bashlor’s repertoire, but he can never seem to put it all together.
Sanchez did not receive many at-bats but seemingly had no chance to take the backup catchers job over Tomas Nido or Rene Rivera. Over nine games, he only had eight at-bats and recorded a double as his only hit.