Options

Last updated on 8/14/2016

Players on the Active Roster or DL with Accessible Options:

RHPLHPCIFOF
Jacob deGromJosh EdginTravis d'ArnaudTy KellyYoenis Cespedes
Jeurys FamiliaSteven Matz T.J. RiveraJuan Lagares
15-day DL
Erik Goeddel    
Matt Harvey
60-day DL
Jim Henderson
15-day DL
Seth Lugo
Addison Reed
Hansel Robles
Noah Syndergaard
Zack Wheeler
60-day DL
Gabriel Ynoa


Minor Leaguers on the 40-man roster with Accessible Options:

RHPLHPCIFOF
Robert GsellmanSean GilmartinKevin PlaweckiEric CampbellMichael Conforto
Rafael MonteroJosh SmokerMatt ReynoldsBrandon Nimmo
Logan Verrett 


Detailed breakdown of Mets' options status (on 40-man roster or 60-day DL):

The following Mets have options remaining and cannot refuse any minor league assignment (optional or outright). The number of options each player had remaining at the start of the 2016 season is in parentheses and an asterisk (*) denotes that an option has been used in 2016:

Eric Campbell (2) *
Michael Conforto (3) *
Jacob deGrom (2)
Sean Gilmartin (3) *
Erik Goeddel (2) *
Robert Gsellman (3) *
Seth Lugo (3) *
Steven Matz (1)
Rafael Montero (2) *
Brandon Nimmo (3) *
Kevin Plawecki (2) *
Matt Reynolds (3) *
T.J. Rivera (3)
Josh Smoker (3) *
Noah Syndergaard (2)
Gabriel Ynoa (2) *


The following Mets have options remaining and cannot refuse an optional assignment. However, they can refuse an outright assignment and elect to become a free agent. If they exercise this option at the time of the outright, they forfeit the remainder of their contract. If they accept the assignment, their right to free agency is deferred to the end of the year (provided they are not back on the 40-man roster at that time). The number of options each player had remaining at the start of the season is in parentheses and an asterisk (*) denotes that an option is being used in 2016:

Yoenis Cespedes (3)
Travis d'Arnaud (1)
Josh Edgin (1) *
Jeurys Familia (2)
Matt Harvey (3)
Jim Henderson (3)
Ty Kelly (2)
Juan Lagares (1)
Addison Reed (2)
Hansel Robles (2)
Logan Verrett (2)
Zack Wheeler (2)


The following Mets have options remaining, but they also have 5+ years of ML service, so they can refuse any minor league assignment (optional or outright). Additionally, if they exercise that right, the Mets would have to either keep them on the active roster or release them, continuing to pay out the remainder of their contract. The number of options each player had remaining at the start of the season is in parentheses and an asterisk (*) denotes that an option is being used in 2016:

Jay Bruce (3)
Asdrubal Cabrera (2)
Bartolo Colon (1)
Lucas Duda (1)
Curtis Granderson (2)
Kelly Johnson (1)
James Loney (1)
Jon Niese (2)
Jose Reyes (3)
Neil Walker (1)
David Wright (3)


The following Mets have options remaining, but due to Rule 5 restrictions, the options cannot be accessed until next season. The number of options each player had remaining at the start of the season is in parentheses:

None


The following Mets are out of options, but cannot refuse an outright assignment:

Wilmer Flores


The following Mets are out of options, and can refuse an outright assignment and elect to become a free agent. If they exercise this option at the time of the outright, they forfeit the remainder of their contract. If they accept the assignment, their right to free agency is deferred to the end of the year (provided they are not back on the 40-man roster at that time):

Rene Rivera
Justin Ruggiano


The following Mets are out of options, and can refuse an outright assignment. Additionally, if they exercise that right, the Mets would have to either keep them on the active roster or release them, continuing to pay out the remainder of their contract:

Jerry Blevins
Alejandro De Aza


* - Note: If a player spends less than 20 days on optional assignment in a given season, that option is not counted. In 2011, option years for Dillon Gee (17 days) and Justin Turner (19 days) did not count.