Big day for Oliver Perez, who makes his first Grapefruit League start as "New Ollie." The Mets need to hope he bears little resemblance to the old one.

In other news, Francisco Rodriguez still is not in camp. His workouts consist of playing catch with his brother at his home here in Port St. Lucie. The Mets have their fingers crossed that he will be cleared after another doctor's visit on Monday. For pink eye, three weeks of contagion has got to some kind of record. Maybe I can check in with the CDC later today.

Also, Mike Pelfrey is sporting a faint bruise on the outside of his right knee, which may get him out of running today, but otherwise he's OK after getting drilled by a line drive in Saturday's game.

Here's the lineup (first pitch 1:10, PIX-11, WFAN)

Matthews - cf

Castillo - 2b

Wright -3b

Bay - lf

Murphy - 1b

Francoeur - rf

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Cora - ss

Santos - c

Catalanotto - dh

Perez - sp