Mets Opening Day Roster Is Set – Byrdak, Francisco, Torres To Avoid The DL

Adam Rubin tells us that Tim Byrdak, who underwent March 13 surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilage in his left knee, is scheduled to pitch in today’s Grapefruit League game and will break camp with the Mets.

Additionally, Andres Torres (calf) and Frank Francisco (knee) will avoid the DL and be ready for Opening Day on Thursday when the Mets take on the Braves at Citi Field.

Opening Day Lineup

  1. Andres Torres, CF
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2B
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Ike Davis, 1B
  5. Jason Bay, LF
  6. Lucas Duda, RF
  7. Josh Thole, C
  8. Ruben Tejada, SS


  1. Scott Hairston, OF
  2. Mike Baxter, OF
  3. Justin Turner, IF
  4. Ronny Cedeno, IF
  5. Mike Nickeas, C

Starting Rotation

  1. Johan Santana, LHP
  2. R.A. Dickey, RHP
  3. Jonathon Niese, LHP
  4. Mike Pelfrey, RHP
  5. Dillon Gee, LHP


  1. Frank Francisco, CL
  2. Jon Rauch, SU
  3. Ramon Ramirez, SU
  4. Tim Byrdak, LS
  5. Bobby Parnell, MR
  6. Manny Acosta, MR
  7. Miguel Batista, LR

This is it…



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