3 Mets players who won’t be on the roster by May 1

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – MARCH 31: Tim Locastro #26 of the New York Mets looks on prior to a game against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on March 31, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

We’re barely into the month of April, but these three New York Mets players will not be part of the active roster once the calendar flips to May.

The New York Mets Opening Day roster offered some surprises, with one of the biggest ones being the absence of Justin Verlander . The former Cy Young Award-winner was placed on the Injured just before the first pitch on Opening Day.

But a team’s Opening Day roster is just that, a roster for one day. Oftentimes, spring training yields results that might favor a player because he no longer has minor-league options or the player that normally fields his position is on the IL.

The New York Mets roster today is unlikely to be the same in a little less than a month. Who are three Mets players that are unlikely to be part of the roster by May 1st?

1. NY Mets roster: Tim Locastro will not be part of the roster by May 1

Tim Locastro was one of the last players to make the New York Mets roster, so it would stand to reason that he’ll be one of the first to go. Locastro gives the Mets a right-handed hitting option opposite the left-handed hitting Brandon Nimmo, but that’s about it.

Locastro has carved out a nice major league career, and his speed combined his an above-average glove makes him a fine addition as the 26th man on a team. But with the talented pair of Mark Vientos and Brett Baty down on the farm, one has to think that it’s only a matter of time before Locastro is sent on his way.

Tim Locastro is out of minor league options, so the New York Mets would have to designate the 30-year-old for assignment in order to remove him from the roster. Locastro is filling a similar role to what Travis Jankowski provided in 2022, but it’s time to let the young players make their home in the Big Apple.

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