Mets Release D.J. Carrasco

The Mets released reliever D.J. Carrasco, Adam Rubin of reports (on Twitter). The Mets had designated the right-hander for assignment nine days ago.

Carrasco, 35, appeared in four games for the Mets this year, allowing six hits, including two home runs, in 3 2/3 innings of work. He'll earn $1.2MM in 2012, the final season of his two-year, $2.4MM contract. The eight-year veteran is now available to other teams for the MLB minimum salary of $480K. Gaylord Sports Management represents Carrasco.