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Mets release Buddy Carlyle, send four others to minor league camp

Veteran relief pitcher Buddy Carlyle, 38, was released by the Mets on Friday. Jeff Roberson/AP Photo

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The New York Mets released veteran reliever Buddy Carlyle on Friday and assigned Danny Muno, T.J. Rivera, Ty Kelly and Roger Bernadina to minor league camp.

That leaves 32 players remaining in big league camp -- including Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin, who will open the season on the disabled list.

Carlyle, 38, had an 8.10 ERA in seven Grapefruit League appearances. He allowed 12 hits and two walks in 6⅔ innings.

Carlyle made 11 relief appearances for the Mets in 2015, but underwent season-ending arthroscopic right hip surgery on June 17 to repair a torn labrum.

After shaking hands with teammates on Friday morning, Carlyle told ESPN.com that he is unsure whether he will retire or seek employment elsewhere. He noted that he is in pitching shape after going through the bulk of spring training with the Mets.