The MetsThe offseason is starting to take shape as the team claimed six different players off waivers outright on Friday.
The other 29 MLB teams have the right to claim them off waivers. If they clear waivers, they will become free agents.
Kay, 28, is best known for being included in the trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that sent him Marcus Stroman to the Mets in 2019.
The Mets brought Kay back this season after claiming him off waivers, but he pitched just 3.2 innings, allowing three earned runs and a walk in his brief return to the organization.
Mendick, 30, appeared in 33 games for the Mets last season, hitting .185/.232/.277 and even made two pitching appearances in games where the Mets had to save the bullpen.
Ortega, 32, got the most playing time with the Mets last season, appearing in 47 games with a slash line of .219/.341/.272.