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Monday, March 18, 2013
Rotation order taking shape

By Adam Rubin

JUPITER, Fla. -- The Mets' rotation order is beginning to become clearer.

While the Mets have yet to commit, it appears Jonathon Niese will be followed in the rotation by Shaun Marcum in Game 2 against the San Diego Padres and Matt Harvey in Game 3.

That will allow the Mets to separate similar-throwing Marcum and Dillon Gee in the rotation.

Gee would likely go in Game 4, the opener of a series against the Miami Marlins. The Mets then can go back to Niese in Game 5 before turning to Jeremy Hefner.