Mets Release 3 More Minor Leaguers as Spring Training Inches Closer to End

The New York Mets released another three minor league players as spring training inches closer to the end and opening day is just a few days away.  In the latest round of cuts Michael Bernal, Yeizon Ruiz and Luis Chirinos were released.

Bernal, 24, spent the last two season with the Brooklyn Cyclones after spending the 2012 and 2013 seasons in Kingsport and the 2010 and 2011 seasons in the Dominican Summer League.  He was originally signed as an international free agent by the Mets on June 22, 2010.  In 230 minor league games he owns a .251 career games with 34 doubles, 13 triples and 26 homeruns while driving in 114 runs.  In 2014 he was tried for second in the NY-Penn League for games played.

Ruiz, 25, spent 6 seasons with the New York Mets organization, reaching as high as Double-A Binghamton in 2015.  In 373 career games he owns a .259 batting average with 35 doubles, 16 triples and 8 homeruns all while driving in 124 runs.  Yeixon played only 6 games with the Binghamton Mets in 2015, the majority of his season was spent with the St. Lucie Mets with 7 games in the Florida State League.

Chirinos, 25, was signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent this past January and was assigned to the St. Lucie Mets.  He was originally signed as an international free agent by the Marlins and in 5 minor league seasons he threw 275 2/3 innings, owning a 19-18 record and a 3.85 ERA.

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