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Mets add Omar Quintanilla to roster

Omar Quintanilla fouls off a pitch during the

Omar Quintanilla fouls off a pitch during the Mets spring training game at Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fl. on Saturday, March 8, 2013. Credit: Ernst Peters

The Mets' Opening Day lineup won't be unveiled until Monday, but the team officially completed its 25-man roster Sunday for the season opener against the Washington Nationals.

As expected, the Mets added utility infielder Omar Quintanilla to the active roster. He will serve as the primary backup to shortstop Ruben Tejada.

To make room for Quintanilla on the 40-man roster, the Mets placed Matt Harvey on the 60-day disabled list as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.

The Mets also sent five players to Triple-A Las Vegas, including catcher Taylor Teagarden and infielders Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell. Veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was edged out by Jenrry Mejia for the final spot in the rotation, also were reassigned to Las Vegas.

The Mets placed Jon Niese (left elbow inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21, which would allow him to come off in time to make his scheduled start Sunday. The move allowed the Mets to carry an extra position player.

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