Anthony Recker, Wilfredo Tovar removed from 40-man roster, become free agents

Infielder Wilfredo Tofar had 30 steals at Triple-A Las Vegas this year. AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

NEW YORK -- Catcher Anthony Recker and infielder Wilfredo Tovar have cleared waivers and have been outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster.

Both become free agents.

Recker, 32, hit .125 with two homers and five RBIs in 80 at-bats at the major league level this season. With rookie Kevin Plawecki's ascent to the majors to join Travis d'Arnaud, Recker was left with no role.

Tovar, 24, hit .283 with three homers and 42 RBIs and had 30 steals with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2015. His season ended Aug. 16 because of a separated shoulder.

The Mets' 40-man roster now stands at 38, including the addition of left-handed reliever Josh Smoker.