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Halloween is a time of endings & new beginnings for some Mets players

The New York Mets removed six players from their 40-man roster on Halloween to clear space to protect prospects from the Rule 5 draft or sign free agents this off-season.

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The Oakland Athletics claimed outfielder Andrew Brown, and the Milwaukee Brewers claimed catcher Juan Centeno.

In addition the Mets assigned infielder Josh Satin and relievers Buddy Carlyle, Dana Eveland and Scott Rice to Triple-A Las Vegas on paper, though all four now become minor league free agents.

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Scott Rice on the road to recovery

I wish Scott Rice the best and hope he is able to be an effective part of the Mets’ bullpen next year.

A Scott Rice autograph

A signed Scott Rice signature card from my collection

A signed Scott Rice signature card from my collection

At the beginning of the Mets’ current home stand, I wrote to lefty specialist relief pitcher Scott Rice to see if he would sign a signature card for my Mets autograph collection.  I got it back yesterday, leaving with six players from the current team that I’m missing.