Mets send Alex Castellanos, Chasen Bradford to minors

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The New York Mets trimmed the number of players in major league camp to 37 on Saturday morning by sending utility player Alex Castellanos and right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford to minor league camp.

Castellanos, 28, signed as a minor league free agent with the Mets in November. He has appeared in 24 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit .222 with one homer and four RBIs in 36 Grapefruit League at-bats.

Bradford, 25, had a 4.15 ERA in nine Grapefruit League appearances. He likely is ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas' rotation to open the season.