That leaves the team with a 40-man roster opening. Veteran outfield Ichiro Suzuki will ultimately need a roster spot to play in the club’s season-opening series in Japan.
As Divish notes, today’s decision clears the way for Dylan Moore to make the team as a bench piece. He had been battling with Negron for the honors.
Negron, acquired in late August, has taken only 334 career plate appearances in the majors. The 33-year-old has torn up Triple-A pitching over the past two seasons, however.