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Marcum, Wheeler kick off Grapefruit sked

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Shaun Marcum will make his Mets debut and Zack Wheeler follows him as the Mets open Grapefruit League play in an SNY-televised game Saturday against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field.

Stephen Strasburg will start Saturday for the Nats. Bud Norris starts Sunday in Kissimmee against the Mets.

Here's the full list of early Mets pitching assignments:

Pitching for the Week

Feb 22 Intrasquad game

RHP Gonzalez Germen

RHP LaTroy Hawkins

LHP Scott Rice

RHP Collin McHugh

RHP Elvin Ramirez

RHP Greg Burke

LHP Rob Carson

RHP Brandon Lyon

LHP Pedro Feliciano

Feb 23 vs. Washington, 12:10 p.m.

RHP Shaun Marcum

RHP Zack Wheeler

RHP Cory Mazzoni

LHP Darin Gorski

RHP Jeurys Familia

RHP Bobby Parnell

Feb 24 vs. University of Michigan, 12:10 p.m.

LHP Jonathon Niese

RHP Dillon Gee

RHP Brandon Lyon

RHP Hansel Robles

RHP Rafael Montero

RHP Carlos Torres

Feb 24 at Houston, 1:05 p.m.

RHP Matt Harvey

RHP Jeremy Hefner

LHP Aaron Laffey

LHP Pedro Feliciano

RHP Scott Atchison

LHP Josh Edgin

Feb 25 vs. Washington, 6:10 p.m.

RHP Collin McHugh

RHP Gonzalez Germen

RHP Elvin Ramirez

RHP Greg Burke

RHP LaTroy Hawkins

LHP Rob Carson

LHP Scott Rice