Mets release 9 minor leaguers

The Mets cut nine players from minor league camp Monday morning: Tobi Stoner, Eric Niesen, Nick Carr, Roy Merritt, Chris Hilliard, Ronny Morla, Steve Winnick, Lucas Stewart and Chase Greene.

Stoner, 27, appeared in five games in relief for the Mets between 2009 and '10.

Carr, 24, should latch on with another organization. He had been throwing 92-95 mph this spring training and had not allowed a hit in minor league spring-training games.