The day before the midnight deadline to protect players for the Rule 5 draft, the Mets added four players to their 40-man roster: RHP John Stinson, RHP Armando Rodriguez, 3B Zach Lutz, IF Jordany Valdespin. The roster now stands at 37.
Stinson, 22, posted a 4.24 ERA at Class A Port St. Lucie last season. In Double A, he allowed eight runs in four starts. Rodriguez, 22, went 8-9 with a 3.08 ERA in 27 starts with Class-A Savannah.
Lutz, 24, compiled a .967 OPS in Double A, hitting 17 homers in 61 games. Valdespin, a 22-year-old who just returned from a stint in the Arizona Fall League, hit .272 with a .300 OBP in Class A and Double A last season.