Archive: December 3rd, 2013

Mets Non-tender Turner, Hefner

In addition to non-tendering Jordany Valdespin, Omar Quintanilla, and Scott Atchison, the Mets also chose to not tender contracts to Justin Turner and Jeremy Hefner, making them free agents.

They did choose to keep Daniel Murphy, Dillon Gee, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Eric Young, Jr., Ruben Tejada, and Lucas Duda, and thereby have 35 players on their 40-man roster.

Why would the Mets cut loose Hefner and Turner?