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Abreu, Germen promoted; No Noah

With the completion of Las Vegas' season, the Mets intend to add veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu and right-handed reliever Gonzalez Germen when the team returns to Citi Field on Monday.


lastname Germen
lastname Abreu A team insider told ESPNNewYork.com that no more promotions were expected.

Abreu's addition made the 40-man roster full.

Of course, the biggest interest would be in Noah Syndergaard, but Terry Collins confirmed he would not be promoted.

Syndergaard logged 138 innings including the postseason and Futures Game this year. He had 124 2/3 innings a season ago. So there appeared room for a couple of more starts. Syndergaard last pitched Friday. He logged 84 pitches in four-plus innings.

"We feel good about the increase in workload at this point," Paul DePodesta said.

John Ricco said Sandy Alderson and staff kicked around using Syndergaard out of the bullpen but opted against it.

"Sandy had a good talk with him and I think he’s a little disappointed, but we wanted to emphasize with him that we thought he had a good year -- but ultimately we decided to not bring him up," Ricco said. “It was definitely a decision we talked about a lot. As we talked about all year he had a little bit of an inconsistent first half, settled in the second half a bit, and we really, I think, have been consistent about this being what’s best for him. If there were some starting opportunities left I think it may have been different, but we decided this is the way we wanted to go."

Said Collins: You draw that fine line. What's he going to get out of just being here? Maybe nothing. Let him go home. Let him rest up."

Snubbed from a September call-up was Andrew Brown, who is already on the 40-man roster.

Among the players at Triple-A who need to be added to the 40-man roster early this offseason for Rule 5 protection anyway are Syndergaard and lefty reliever Jack Leatherisch. Top performers Kevin Plawecki and Matt Reynolds, both drafted in 2012, do not need to be added to the 40-man roster this offseason.

During a tour with the Mets earlier this season before getting released in early August, Abreu was hitless in his final 22 at-bats as a pinch hitter and 2-for-31 during the season in that role. Overall, he hit .238 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 122 at-bats with the Mets. He re-signed with the organization four days after getting released and was assigned to Las Vegas for the remainder of the month.

"We think Bobby is a real good influence on our players," Ricco said. "He really has the approach we’re looking for offensively -- it’s one of the reasons we brought him in originally. We released him, but I think Sandy immediately thought he wouldn’t be a bad guy to have around in September, so we talked to him and said, ‘You can go down and try to help the guys out in Vegas and do your thing, and we’ll bring you back up in September,’ and he thought that was a good idea."