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Friday, October 21, 2011
3 dropped from 40-man roster

By Adam Rubin

In addition to confirming the release of Ryota Igarashi, the Mets removed fellow relievers Dale Thayer and Manny Alvarez as well as first baseman Valentino Pascucci from the 40-man roster.

Pascucci received a September call-up, his first major league action since 2004 with the Montreal Expos.