Friday's Mets-Tigers lineups

March, 1, 2013
3/01/13
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Here are the lineups for the Mets' 1:10 p.m. game against the Detroit Tigers on Friday. Note that Jordany Valdespin, not Kirk Nieuwenhuis, gets the leadoff spot.

Mets
Jordany Valdespin, dh
Ruben Tejada, ss
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Lucas Duda, lf Nieuwenhuis
John Buck, c
Justin Turner, 2b
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf den Dekker

Jonathon Niese, lhp

Tigers
Jeff Kobernus, 2b
Andy Dirks, lf
Victor Martinez, dh
Prince Fielder, 1b
Brayan Pena, c
Kevin Russo, cf
Avisail Garcia, rf
Don Kelly, 3b
Argenis Diaz, ss

Justin Verlander, rhp

UPDATE: Duda is no longer listed in the starting lineup. He had an "appointment" this morning a Mets person said, without elaborating. Matt den Dekker has been inserted in the No. 9 hole playing center field, with Nieuwenhuis moved to No. 6 and in left field.

Sandy Alderson called it a "small medical issue" that would not affect Duda's baseball availability going forward. Duda was hitting in a cage pregame.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187