Jacob deGrom and reliever Jeff Walters were the optioned to the minors Friday morning, reducing the number of players still in camp to 47.
DeGrom, a ninth-round pick out of Stetson in 2010, who mostly played shortstop in college, got a taste of relieving in Thursday's Grapefruit League game. Overall, he posted a 1.23 ERA in 7 1/3 Grapefruit League innings, while allowing four hits and three walks and striking out seven.
Walters, who set Double-A Binghamton single-season and career saves records last season with 38 -- had a 2.45 ERA in four Grapefruit League relief appearances spanning 3 2/3 innings. He allowed three hits and had one strikeout.