NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets said they’ll give $100 Nelson Cruz Jersey ,000 retention bonuses to six players at spring training with minor league contracts, assuring depth by keeping outfielders Carlos Gomez, Rajai Davis and Gregor Blanco, left-hander Hector Santiago, catcher Devin Mesoraco and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.Just three other players received the retention bonus offers before Saturday’s noon EDT deadline: Chicago White Sox right-hander Ervin Santana,Players will receive the bonus by April 15 and can start the season in the minor leagues. A player has until May 28 to ask for his release if not added to the 40-man roster by June 1.The deadline was Saturday for teams to make decisions on players who exercised free agency rights after the World Series and then agreed to minor league deals. Teams could inform the player they will be added to the big league roster by opening day next Thursday, offer the retention bonus or release the player.Texas told Logan Forsythe, Jeanmar Gomez and Hunter Pence they will make the opening-day roster, and Pittsburgh notified Melky Cabrera and left-hander Francisco Liriano.Other players told they’ll make the opening-day roster include Detroit second baseman Gordon Beckham, Miami outfielder Curtis Granderson Carlos Ruiz Jersey , Cincinnati shortstop Jose Iglesias, San Francisco outfielder Gerardo Parra, Colorado first baseman Mark Reynolds and St. Louis catcher Matt Wieters.Released players may re-sign with the same teams or elsewhere. Players released from minor league deals they signed as free agents included shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielder Eric Young Jr. (Baltimore); right-hander Junichi Tazawa (Chicago White Sox); right-hander Tyler Clippard, infielder Ryan Flaherty and outfielder Matt Joyce (Cleveland); right-hander Randall Delgado and outfielder Brandon Guyer (White Sox); catcher Bobby Wilson (Detroit); right-hander Daniel Hudson (Los Angeles Angels); right-hander Josh Tomlin (Milwaukee); left-hander Tim Collins, first baseman Lucas Duda and infielder Adam Rosales (Minnesota); catcher Drew Butera and infielder/outfielder Andrew Romine (Philadelphia); outfielder Cameron Maybin and catcher Rene Rivera (San Francisco); right-hander Jason Hammel (Texas) and right-hander John Axford (Toronto). MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly sat in the dugout contemplating his team’s role of spoiler a couple of hours before the start of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, whose playoff hopes are fading with a late-season swoon.“They’re probably feeling like they’ve got to win every game,” Mattingly said.Instead, the Phillies are doing the opposite. They lost their third in a row Monday, managing only four hits and no walks against Jose Urena and two relievers, and the last-place Marlins won 3-1.The Phillies remained four games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East and are 9-17 since Aug. 6 http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , when the led the division. They’ve scored five runs in the past four games.“I don’t think we’re running out of time,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “We have a ton of confidence. This is not the last day of the season.”It’s true the Phillies aren’t out of the division race, because they face Atlanta in seven of their final 11 games. But the loss to the Marlins doesn’t help.“We have plenty of time to put together a really strong run,” Kapler said. “If we get hot, and I believe we can and will, we’ll rattle off enough wins to be right where we need to be when we start that series with Atlanta.”Urena (5-12) gave up one run in seven innings. He struck out seven to increase his season total to 117, a career high.Drew Steckenrider pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts for his third save. Vince Velasquez (9-10) allowed three runs in five innings.“This is a month where we’ve got to bear down, and I think we’re capable of that,” Velasquez said. “I think there’s a turning point somewhere, and I think we’ll find it soon — probably tomorrow.” Asdrubal Cabrera hit his 22nd homer http://www.marinersfanproshop.com/authentic-edgar-martinez-jersey , but that was it for the Phillies’ scoring. Their offensive slump is such that Kapler pinch-hit for Velasquez even though he had thrown only 73 pitches, because the score was 3-1 in the sixth.“When we have to score runs, we have to score runs,” Kapler said.Derek Dietrich’s triple started a three-run second inning for the Marlins. Left fielder Rafael Ortega had a two-run single and made a backhanded catch on the warning track to rob Carlos Santana of a run-scoring extra-base hit.“Seems like it was the hardest ball Santana hit all year,” Kapler said. “It didn’t bounce in our direction today.”The retractable roof at Marlins Park was closed as Tropical Storm Gordon passed through South Florida. Attendance was 7,771.MIXED RESULTSMiami rookie Lewis Brinson had two hits and an RBI.“We had a good plan against a good pitcher,” he said.Brinson is 5 for 11 since returning from the DL, hiking his average to .196. But he was doubled off first on a routine flyout in the seventh.ROSTER MOVESBefore the game, the Phillies activated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 60-day DL, and RHP Ben Lively was designated for assignment.TRAINER’S ROOMPhils INF Maikel Franco (right wrist) sat out after undergoing X-rays Jay Buhner Jersey , which were negative. He said it’s unlikely he’ll play Tuesday. “When I squeeze my hand I feel a little bit of pain,” he said, “and when I hit the ball there’s a lot of pain.”UP NEXTRHP Jake Arrieta (9-9, 3.54) is scheduled to start Tuesday for the Phils against RHP Trevor Richards (3-7, 4.26).