• Zack Wheeler confirmed that he is scheduled to pitch the third game of the season, against the Nationals, resulting in an opening-series rotation of Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon and Wheeler.
• Talk about awkward. Former (and future) Mets reliever Kyle Farnsworth boarded a Viera-bound bus on Tuesday, only to realize that he was not technically a member of the team. Farnsworth, whom the Mets released last week with the intention of re-signing him to a Minor League deal, was scheduled to pitch in the game against the Nationals. Instead he threw a bullpen session on the side. The Mets expect him to officially rejoin the roster later this week.
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