The Mets are among teams that have released minor leaguers on Thursday, per The Score's Robert Murray.
The Brewers, Nationals and Mariners were also among known teams that have let some of its prospects go.
None of the moves have been made official yet by the team, but Michael Mayer of MetsMerized has reported that 39 players were released.
Sources: The Mets released 39 minor league players today. Here they are: pic.twitter.com/OdJ92eza2E- Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) May 28, 2020
An expected contraction of Minor League Baseball is a main proponent of these cuts taking place. MLB had issued a proposal to reduce the number of minor league teams from 162 to 120, and as you'd expect, it wasn't received well by MiLB.
The Mets could be affected by it, with the Brooklyn Cyclones potentially becoming the team's new Double-A affiliate with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies severed from the league.
The pushback was great, with the Washington Post saying Sen. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were among those not in favor of the move during their presidential campaigns.
However, the coronavirus pandemic might have left no choice but for the contraction to take place. MiLB released a statement last month that said their stance on the matter has changed due to the effects of the pandemic.
More teams will likely become public as these cuts continue throughout the minors, and the potential for eliminated affiliates becomes a greater possibility.