At some point this morning or afternoon, we should find out who secured the final 25 man roster spot. If Justin Turner avoids the DL it will go to him, otherwise Zach Lutz will get the spot and replace him.
As for the Opening Day Lineup, here is what Terry Collins officially announced:
Collin Cowgill, CF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Ike Davis, 1B
Marlon Byrd, RF
Lucas Duda, LF
John Buck, C
Ruben Tejada, SS
Jon Niese, LHP
Niese will oppose San Diego Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez at 1:10 PM at Citi Field.
Collins said that center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has officially made the Mets active roster as the fourth outfielder along with Mike Baxter.
He also admitted that Cowgill will not be platooned and will be there every day even against righthanded pitching.
Lucas Duda will man left field on a regular basis and Marlon Byrd will start everyday in right field.
So expect to see Duda, Cowgill and Byrd start every game this season unless something changes. That is essentially...