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Mets left fielder Jason Bay is hit by a pitch from Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey during a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Friday. (Mar. 19, 2010)

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New York Mets Angel Pagan hits a ground
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New York Mets Angel Pagan hits a ground rule double to lead off the first inning during the spring training baseball game with the Florida Marlins in Jupiter, Fla. Friday, March 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York Mets starter Nelson Figueroa throws a
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New York Mets starter Nelson Figueroa throws a warm-up pitch during the spring training baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Jupiter, Fla. Friday, March 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New York Mets Jason Bay, right, scores the
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New York Mets Jason Bay, right, scores the eighth and tying run against Florida Marlins catcher Ronny Paulino during seventh inning of the spring training baseball game in Jupiter, Fla. Friday, March 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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KIKO CALERO Relief pitcher, 35, first year with
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KIKO CALERO
Relief pitcher, 35, first year with the Mets.
Has the best track record of the guys vying for the eighth-inning role, but health is a concern. Threw 1,011 pitches last year, six off his career high, and has had shoulder problems.

New York Mets starting pitcher Hisanori Takahashi throws
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New York Mets starting pitcher Hisanori Takahashi throws during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves during a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Takahashi had a rough outing pitching 3 innings and giving up 4 runs on 4 hits. (AP Photo/Rick Silva)

New York Mets Luis Castillo, right is congratulated
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New York Mets Luis Castillo, right is congratulated by Mike Jacobs after scoring during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Castillo reached base on a fielders choice and scored on a double by David Wright. (AP Photo/Rick Silva)

New York Mets Jason Bay reacts after hitting
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New York Mets Jason Bay reacts after hitting a foul ball off his foot during the first inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Rick Silva)

New York Mets relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws
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New York Mets relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Rodriguez pitched 2 scoreless innings giving up 2 hits. (AP Photo/Rick Silva)

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New York Mets shortstop Alex Cora leaps to
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New York Mets shortstop Alex Cora leaps to get a throw as Washington Nationals Christian Guzman steals second base during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Rick Silva)

New York Mets Jeff Francoeur is tagged out
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New York Mets Jeff Francoeur is tagged out at second base by Washington Nationals Christion Guzman as he tried to stretch a single into a double during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 27, 2010 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Rick Silva)

New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, throws a
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New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, throws a practice session during New York Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. on the morning of February 22, 2010. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Mets first baseman Mike Jacobs receives a pick
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Mets first baseman Mike Jacobs receives a pick off throw checking on St. Louis Cardinals runner Joe Mather, left. (Mar. 20, 2010)

Mets starting pitcher John Maine throws a warmup
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Mets starting pitcher John Maine throws a warmup pitch during a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla. Maine surrendered a two-run homer to Cardinals center fielder Colby Rasmus in the first inning but followed with three shutout innings. (Mar. 20, 2010)

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Mets relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws against the
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Mets relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training game in Jupiter, Fla. (Mar. 20, 2010)

Mets starter Johan Santana throws a warmup pitch
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Mets starter Johan Santana throws a warmup pitch during a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2010)

Mets starter Johan Santana throws a warmup pitch
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Mets starter Johan Santana throws a warmup pitch during a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2010)

Mets left fielder Jason Bay is hit by
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Mets left fielder Jason Bay is hit by a pitch from Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kevin Slowey during a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Friday. (Mar. 19, 2010)

Mets second baseman Russ Adams falls over Twins
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Mets second baseman Russ Adams falls over Twins center fielder Denard Span as Adams completes a double play in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2010)

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Mets third baseman David Wright, left, and starting
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Mets third baseman David Wright, left, and starting pitcher Johan Santana get together after a home run by the Minnesota Twins in the second inning of a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2010)

Mets catcher Omir Santos, right, is congratulated by
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Mets catcher Omir Santos, right, is congratulated by third base coach Chip Hale after hitting a solo homer during a spring training game against the Twins in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2010)

New York Mets relief pitcher Jennry Mejia throws
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jennry Mejia throws to the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of the spring training baseball game. (March 19, 2010)

New York Mets' Mike Pelfrey warms up in
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New York Mets' Mike Pelfrey warms up in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Boston Red Sox. (March 17, 2010)

New York Mets' Fernando Martinez swings at a
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New York Mets' Fernando Martinez swings at a pitch by Boston Red Sox's John Lackey in the third inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla. (March 17, 2010)

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The Mets' Jenrry Mejia delivers a warmup pitch
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The Mets' Jenrry Mejia delivers a warmup pitch in a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2010)

JENRRY MEJIA Relief pitcher, 20, first year with
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JENRRY MEJIA
Relief pitcher, 20, first year with the Mets.
Mejia, now on the fast track, was 4-6 with a 3.14 ERA in 19 starts split between St. Lucie (A) and Binghamton (AA) last season. Switched to reliever in spring training.

Mets catcher Omir Santos, left, speaks with pitcher
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Mets catcher Omir Santos, left, speaks with pitcher Jenrry Mejia as Mejia takes the mound in the fifth inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2010)

Mets second baseman Ruben Tejada loses control of
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Mets second baseman Ruben Tejada loses control of the ball, allowing Boston's Dustin Pedroia to reach first in a spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2010)

The Mets' Mike Pelfrey delivers a warmup pitch
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The Mets' Mike Pelfrey delivers a warmup pitch in the first inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2010)

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Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws in relief in
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Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws in relief in the ninth inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 15, 2010)

FERNANDO NIEVE Relief pitcher, 27, second year with
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FERNANDO NIEVE
Relief pitcher, 27, second year with the Mets.
Claimed off waivers from Astros a year ago, pitched in eight games, including seven starts (winning three straight), before season was ended by thigh muscle tear.

Mets starter Jonathon Niese throws during a spring
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Mets starter Jonathon Niese throws during a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves. (Mar. 10, 2010)

The Mets' Daniel Murphy scores on a double
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The Mets' Daniel Murphy scores on a double by teammate Chris Carter during a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2010)

Mets pitcher Johan Santana swings a weighted club
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Mets pitcher Johan Santana swings a weighted club during morning workouts in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2010)

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Mets manager Jerry Manuel, right, hugs Boston Red
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Mets manager Jerry Manuel, right, hugs Boston Red Sox centerfielder Mike Cameron before a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2010)

Mets left fielder Jason Bay, left, and former
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Mets left fielder Jason Bay, left, and former Boston Red Sox teammate J.D. Drew get together before the start of a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2010)

Mets left fielder Jason Bay, left, talks with
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Mets left fielder Jason Bay, left, talks with his former manager, Terry Francona of the Boston Red Sox before a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2010)

Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey, left, gets the
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Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey, left, gets the ball back from third baseman David Wright after loading the bases in the first inning of a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2010)

New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel sights down
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New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel sights down the length of a bat during spring training baseball workouts in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (March 11, 2010)

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Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez throws from a practice
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Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez throws from a practice mound during spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 9, 2010)

Mets pitcher Oliver Perez, left, gets a few
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Mets pitcher Oliver Perez, left, gets a few pointers from former Mets reliever John Franco during workouts at spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 9, 2010)

New York Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws from
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New York Mets pitcher Francisco Rodriguez throws from a practice mound before a spring training baseball game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Rodriguez returned to workouts after a bout with conjunctivitis. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana takes a warm-up
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Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana takes a warm-up throw during a spring training game against the Houston Astros in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 9, 2010)

The Mets' David Wright hits a two-run home
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The Mets' David Wright hits a two-run home run off Astros starter Brett Myers during the first inning of a spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Mar. 9, 2010)

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HENRY BLANCO Catcher, 38, first year with the
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HENRY BLANCO
Catcher, 38, first year with the Mets.
Career backup catcher caught Santana in 25 games in 2004 with Twins, so it?s possible he?ll develop into the Mets ace?s personal catcher.

New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey throws during
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New York Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey throws during a work out at spring training. (March 9, 2010)

New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana throws
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New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros. (March 9, 2010)

RYOTA IGARASHI Relief pitcher, 30, first year with
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RYOTA IGARASHI
Relief pitcher, 30, first year with the Mets.
Righthanded reliever from Japan posted a 1.17 WHIP with 579 strikeouts in 528 1/3 career innings overseas. Has thrown only 97 1/3 innings in the last two seasons.

The Mets' Anderson Hernandez, left, is tagged out
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The Mets' Anderson Hernandez, left, is tagged out by Florida Marlins catcher Brad Davis after the two collided on a play at the plate. Hernandez missed home and appeared to be injured on the play. (Mar. 8, 2010)

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The Mets' Anderson Hernandez, left, collides with Marlins
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The Mets' Anderson Hernandez, left, collides with Marlins catcher Brad Davis on a play at the plate during a spring training game in Jupiter, Fla. Davis dropped the ball, but Hernandez missed the plate and was injured on the play before being tagged out by Davis. (Mar. 8, 2010)

Mets catcher Rod Barajas, right, hands the ball
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Mets catcher Rod Barajas, right, hands the ball to starting pitcher John Maine during a visit to the mound in a spring training game against Florida in Jupiter, Fla. (March 8, 2010)

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