Mets reassign Allen to Minor League camp

First baseman has just three hits this spring

Mets reassign Allen to Minor League camp

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Mets made one roster move on Saturday morning, reassigning first baseman Brandon Allen to Minor League camp.

Allen, 29, hit just .107 (3-for-28) in 14 Grapefruit League games this spring. He spent the majority of last season with Triple-A Las Vegas where he hit .266/.368/.434 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs. He last appeared in the Majors in 2012 as a member of the Rays.

The move comes one day after the Mets optioned top prospect Noah Syndergaard and right-hander Cory Mazzoni, while also reassigning right-hander Jon Velasquez and catcher Kevin Plawecki to Minor League camp. With Allen's reassignment, the Mets now have 41 players remaining in big league camp.

Paul Casella is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.