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Good news. Today's lineup unchanged

No surprises this morning. No scratches. No injuries. No doctor's visits. Then again, it's still early, right? We deal with the whole medical hysteria surrounding the Mets these days in this column here, which comes in the wake of Jose Reyes' follow-up tests on Thursday. It's unavoidable, really. And until everyone takes the field on April 5 -- all in one piece -- the Mets won't be over it either.

As for yesterday's game, David Wright homered, Gary Matthews Jr. went deep and Ike Davis outdrove them all with a grand slam deep over the rightfield berm. Couldn't say that too much last season. Of course, in the big picture, none of them count. But it's a decent start.

Speaking of starters, Johan Santana put any post-surgery concerns behind him yesterday with an impressive 40-pitch simulated game. Oh, and the Mets signed Kiko Calero, and if he can stay healthy - stop me if you've heard this before - maybe he can take a run at the eighth-inning job.

Anyway, here are your split-squad lineups: 

vs. Marlins at Tradition Field

Pagan - cf

Castillo - 2b

Reyes - ss

Wright - 3b

Bay - lf

Murphy - 1b

Barajas - c

J. Feliciano - rf

Gronauer - dh

Niese - sp


vs. Cardinals at Jupiter

Matthews - cf

Cora - 2b

Francoeur - rf

Jacobs - 1b

Tatis - 3b

Martinez - rf

Santos - c

Tejada - ss

Riggans - dh

Nieve - sp


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