Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

An article by posted on February 8, 2013

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Ike Davis wraps up a session of crushing baseballs at PSL

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Hey Jon Niese, nice of you to show up early…

Adam Rubin tweeted that the Brandon Lyon deal with the Mets will be officially announced as soon as this afternoon.

Anthony DiComo sees the Opening Day Roster like this:

He also adds that the acquisition of outfielder Collin Cowgill could be an under-the-radar trade that could significantly impact the offense. Capable of playing any outfield position, Cowgill figures to platoon regularly with Nieuwenhuis in center, also regularly spelling Duda in left. Cowgill should start every time a left-handed pitcher takes the mound.

Also, regarding Dillon Gee, DiComo writes that while he has not pitched since undergoing emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his right shoulder in July, he says he is fully healthy and has been throwing since before the holidays. That’s good news for a Mets team that could use his stability at the back of their rotation. Gee was enjoying a breakout season prior to his injury.

Travis d’Arnaud says is knee is perfect, according to MetsBlog, despite suffering a partially torn PCL last season. d’Arnaud was the key piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays and was recently rated the top catching prospect in baseball be Baseball America and Jonathon Mayo. He is expected to make his debut by May at the latest, but there’s a slim chance he could make the team with a great Spring.

Those are some of your Spring Training briefs for today. Photos are courtesy of the New York Mets.

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