Mets Release Ron Villone, Jose Valentin

According to Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog, the Mets released lefty reliever Ron Villone today.  Villone, 39, allowed eight hits and six runs in five spring innings.  Cerrone guesses Pedro Feliciano will be the team's only southpaw reliever when they break camp. 

Cerrone also reports via SNY that the Mets released infielder Jose Valentin.  He hit .267/.320/.378 in 48 spring plate appearances.  In February, Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News learned that Omar Minaya wants Valentin to be a player and unofficial coach at Triple A Buffalo.

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