• Mets pitchers and catchers will report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., by Feb. 15, according to Collins, with the Mets' first workout scheduled for Feb. 17.
• With the Mets unlikely to acquire a veteran catcher through free agency, Collins said he is "comfortable" with the notion of Anthony Recker reprising his backup role to Travis d'Arnaud in 2014. Jon Niese in particular enjoyed throwing to Recker, who hit .215 with six home runs in 151 plate appearances last season.
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