Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/31/13
The Mets announced Justin Turner will not go on the DL and will be on the Opening Day roster. Zach Lutz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him. The Opening Day Lineup will look like this: 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 the 2013 outfield for the season going forward. Nieuwenhuis is expected to be the...
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