Projecting the Opening Day roster, 3/26

Just one change with Pedro Feliciano officially off the roster. The only remaining competition is between Greg Burke and Jeurys Familia for the final bullpen spot.

C : John Buck
1B: Ike Davis
2B: Daniel Murphy
SS: Ruben Tejada
3B: David Wright
OF: Lucas Duda
OF: Collin Cowgill
OF: Marlon Byrd
Bench: Mike Baxter
Bench: Jordany Valdespin
Bench: Justin Turner
Bench: Omar Quintanilla
Bench: Anthony Recker

SP: Jon Niese
SP: Shaun Marcum
SP: Matt Harvey
SP: Dillon Gee
SP: Jeremy Hefner
RHP: Bobby Parnell (CL)
RHP: Brandon Lyon
RHP: Scott Atchison
RHP: LaTroy Hawkins
RHP: Greg Burke
LHP: Josh Edgin
LHP: Rob Carson

DL: Frank Francisco, Johan Santana

In the running: INF Zach Lutz, OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, RHP Jeurys Familia.

Analysis: Lutz makes the team only if Wright or Murphy is not healed from injury. Nieuwenhuis has little shot unless one of the other five outfielders are injured, or perhaps if the Mets DL Murphy and use Valdespin at second base. Familia is still a legitimate consideration to make the team over Burke. Other than that, the roster appears set.

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