Rotowire: Mar 28 / 6:20p ET
News: Rice was re-assigned by the Mets to their minor-league camp Saturday, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Rice had a shot to earn a lefty bullpen role but struggled this spring. His demotion leaves Sean Gilmartin and Dario Alvarez as the only two lefty bullpen arms in camp.
Rotowire: Mar 11 / 9:03p ET
News: Rice, attempting to make the Mets out of spring training, had a rough outing Wednesday, allowing three hits and two walks while also having a throwing error on a pickoff, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: With Josh Edgin dealing with arm/elbow woes, Rice, who missed the second half of last season after needing surgery to repair a bone spur, has a shot to earn a roster spot with a strong spring. He is battling Rule 5 pick Sean Gilmartin, Jack Leathersich and Dario Alvarez, none of whom have had a particularly strong camp.