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Mets roster projection 2013.05

3/27/2013

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- One hour later, there's been a change to our projection. Justin Turner suffered a strained left calf, and we'll now project him on the DL, with both Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Omar Quintanilla making the roster.

Rotation:

1. Jonathon Niese, lhp

2. Matt Harvey, rhp

3. Dillon Gee, rhp

4. Jeremy Hefner, rhp

Shaun Marcum, rhp (DL, then activated for April 7 start)

Johan Santana (DL)

Jenrry Mejia (DL)

Bullpen

5. Bobby Parnell, rhp

6. Brandon Lyon, rhp

7. Josh Edgin, lhp

8. LaTroy Hawkins, rhp

9. Scott Atchison, rhp

10. Robert Carson, lhp (LHP Scott Rice still in camp, but not on 40-man roster)

11. Greg Burke, rhp*

12. Jeurys Familia, rhp*

Frank Francisco (DL)

*demotion candidate when Marcum activated

Potential lineup:

13. Nieuwenhuis, cf

14. Daniel Murphy, 2b

15. David Wright, 3b

16. Ike Davis, 1b

17. Marlon Byrd, rf

18. Lucas Duda, lf

19. John Buck, c

20. Ruben Tejada, ss

Bench

21. Jordany Valdespin, 2b/of

22. Anthony Recker, c

23. Quintanilla, if

24. Collin Cowgill, of

25. Mike Baxter, of

Turner (DL)

The Mets would need to add Atchison, Byrd Hawkins and Quintanilla in that scenario to the 40-man roster. The roster currently is at 38.