Turns out, the Mets will not have burned Sean Green's option after all if they call him up now.
New York Mets
When Green completed a 30-day rehab assignment, the Mets decided to option him to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday rather than activate him from the DL and return him to the majors.
However, the rule states that you have to be optioned to the minors for 20 days in a season to be charged with using an option that year. Assuming Green returns as expected to replace Francisco Rodriguez on the roster, Green's option will not have have been considered used.
Furthermore, a team official said Monday, Green actually had two minor league options remaining.
A player only uses one option a season, no matter how many times he goes up and down between the majors and minors.
Green is making $975,000 this season and is arbitration-eligible.