Mets drop 5 from 40-man roster

Five players who had been on the Mets' 40-man roster have been removed and have been outrighted to Buffalo after clearing waivers: right-hander Eddie Kunz, left-hander Raul Valdes, catcher Omir Santos, infielder Mike Hessman and outfielder Jesus Feliciano. Coupled with the waiver claim of infielder Joaquin Arias by the Kansas City Royals, the Mets' roster now has 34 players.