Gilmartin, Carlyle round out Mets' bullpen, roster

Second baseman Murphy confirmed for place on Opening Day club

Gilmartin, Carlyle round out Mets' bullpen, roster

ARLINGTON -- The Mets added left-hander Sean Gilmartin and right-hander Buddy Carlyle to their eight-man bullpen in finalizing their roster on Saturday.

In doing so, the Mets optioned pitcher Erik Goeddel and infielder Eric Campbell to Triple-A Las Vegas, and re-assigned infielder Daniel Muno, infielder Matt Reynolds, catcher Johnny Monell and pitcher Zack Thorton there as well. Pitchers Zack Wheeler, Bobby Parnell, Josh Edgin and Vic Black were officially placed on the disabled list.

The Mets also announced that second baseman Daniel Murphy is on the Opening Day roster. Murphy, who was 0-for-5 on Saturday in a camp game back in Port St. Lucie, Fla., had been doubtful because of a strained right hamstring muscle. He played four innings at second base on Saturday.

Carlyle made the team by posting a 1.93 ERA in 10 Grapefruit League appearances, while opponents had a .235 batting average off him. He had a 1.45 ERA in 27 games with the Mets last season before coming to camp on a Minor League contract this spring.

"I knew I was going to pitch somewhere," Carlyle said. "I definitely wanted to be here and continue to build on the momentum started last year."

Gilmartin strikes out Drew

Gilmartin was a Rule 5 Draft pick taken from the Twins organization and had a 4.22 ERA in 11 appearances this spring. Gilmartin, 24, was originally drafted by the Braves in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

As a Rule 5 pick, Gilmartin has to be kept on the Major League roster all season or else he is put on waivers. If he clears waivers, he has to then be offered back to the Twins for $25,000, at which point the two clubs could also work out a trade to keep Gilmartin with the Mets.

"It's actually pretty exciting," Gilmartin said. "I came to camp with the expectation of making the team. To go out and do it, fulfill those expectations, it's a good feeling."

Of the players on the disabled list, Black could be back sooner than the others. He is sidelined with shoulder inflammation but threw 22 pitches in the camp game on Saturday. Parnell, who is in the final stages of recovering from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, also pitched an inning in the game.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.