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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Mets release 3 from farm

By Adam Rubin

The Mets have released outfielder Javier Rodriguez and right-handers Michael Hebert and Michael Powers from minor league camp.

Rodriguez, 21, was the Mets' second-round pick in 2008 out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy. He hit .209 at Savannah and .257 at Brooklyn last season.

Hebert, 21, was 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA in 10 appearances (four starts) at Class A Savannah last season. He was the Mets' seventh-round pick in '08.

Powers, 25, was selected in the 32nd round in that same draft. He primarily served as a reliever at Class A St. Lucie last season, and had a 2.90 ERA in the Florida State League.