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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/27

Breathe a sigh of relief, Mets fans. Jon Niese is okay, and Grapefruit League games start tomorrow.

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What we learned: Niese’s MRI came back clean, meaning there is no structural damage in his shoulder. Expect him to miss his next start, but probably not much more.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“Usually when our guys have gone up to get looked at, they’ve come back with bad news. I’m happy I’ve given people some peace of mind.” –Niese

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Full Mets Spring Training live television schedule

MLB Network released its Spring Training schedule today, complete with several #Mets games on the agenda. Here’s a full list of Mets games televised live this spring:

2/28 Washington Nationals 1:10 p.m. SNY
3/1 Miami Marlins 1:10 p.m. WPIX
3/4 Houston Astros 1:10 p.m. SNY & MLB Network
3/5 Miami Marlins 1:10 p.m. SNY
3/7 St. Louis Cardinals 1:10 p.m. SNY
3/9 Atlanta Braves 1:10 p.m. WPIX
3/10 Miami Marlins 1:10 p.m. SNY
3/11 @ St. Louis Cardinals 1:10 p.m. MLB Network
3/12 St. Louis Cardinals 1:10 p.m. SNY
3/14 @ Detroit Tigers 1 p.m. ESPN
3/15 Minnesota Twins 1:10 p.m. WPIX
3/18 Detroit Tigers 1:10 p.m. SNY
3/20 Atlanta Braves 1:10 p.m.  SNY & MLB Network
3/23 Washington Nationals 1:10 p.m. WPIX
3/24 St. Louis Cardinals 1:10 p.m. SNY
3/27 Washington Nationals 12:10 p.m. SNY
3/28 @ Toronto Blue Jays 7 p.m. MLB Network
3/29 @ Toronto Blue Jays 1 p.m. MLB Network

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Sixty-four Mets campers and counting…

With Wednesday’s signing of Jose Valverde in place, the Mets are now expecting 64 players — a higher-than-usual number — in big league camp this year. Here is the official list from the Mets, including spring uniform numbers:

*Non-bold type indicates a non-roster invitee.

0 Omar Quintanilla
1 Chris Young
2 Anthony Seratelli
3 Curtis Granderson
4 Wilmer Flores
5 David Wright
6 Matt den Dekker
9 Kirk Nieuwenhuis
11 Ruben Tejada
12 Juan Lagares
13 Josh Satin
15 Travis d’Arnaud
16 Daisuke Matsuzaka
19 Zach Lutz
20 Anthony Recker
21 Lucas Duda
22 Eric Young Jr.
23 Taylor Teagarden
27 Jeurys Familia
28 Daniel Murphy
29 Ike Davis
32 John Lannan
33 Matt Harvey
34 Joel Carreno
35 Dillon Gee
36 Juan Centeno
38 Vic Black
39 Bobby Parnell
40 Bartolo Colon
43 Ryan Reid
44 Kyle Farnsworth
45 Zack Wheeler
46 Jeff Walters
47 Andrew Brown
48 Jacob deGrom
49 Jonathon Niese
50 Rafael Montero
52 Carlos Torres
53 Jeremy Hefner
55 Noah Syndergaard
56 Scott Rice
58 Jenrry Mejia
60 Brandon Allen
61 Miguel Socolovich
62 Erik Goeddel
63 Steven Matz
64 Daniel Muno
65 Cesar Puello
66 Josh Edgin
67 Dustin Lawley
68 Eric Campbell
70 Wilfredo Tovar
71 Gonzalez Germen
72 Kevin Plawecki
73 Adam Kolarek
74 Cory Vaughn
75 Cory Mazzoni
76 Chasen Bradford
77 Brandon Nimmo
79 John Church
80 Logan Verrett
81 Jack Leathersich
82 Matt Clark
N/A Jose Valverde

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Mets 2014 Spring Training schedule

Mets 2014 Spring Training schedule:

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Fri. Feb. 28 vs. Washington Nationals, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Sat. March 1 vs. Miami Marlins, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Sun. March 2 @ St. Louis Cardinals, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.

Mon., March 3 @ Atlanta Braves, Disney, 1:05 p.m.

Tue., March 4 vs. Houston Astros, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Wed., March 5 vs. Miami Marlins (SS), Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

@ Washington Nationals (SS), Viera, 1:05 p.m.

Thurs., March 6 @ Houston Astros, Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m.

Fri., March 7 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Sat., March 8 @ Detroit Tigers, Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.

Sun., March 9 vs. Atlanta Braves, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Mon., March 10 vs. Miami Marlins, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Tue., March 11 @ St. Louis Cardinals, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.

Wed., March 12 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Thurs., March 13 @ Washington Nationals, Viera, 1:05 p.m.

Fri., March 14 @ Miami Marlins, Jupiter, 7:05 p.m.

Sat., March 15 vs. Minnesota Twins (SS), Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

vs. Chicago Cubs (SS) Las Vegas, NV, TBA

Sun., March 16 @ St. Louis Cardinals (SS), Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.

vs. Chicago Cubs (SS), Las Vegas, NV, TBA

Mon., March 17 @ Miami Marlins, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.

Tue., March 18 vs. Detroit Tigers, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Wed, March 19 OFF

Thurs., March 20 vs. Atlanta Braves, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Fri,, March 21 @ Minnesota Twins, Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.

Sat., March 22 @ Miami Marlins, Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.

Sun,, March 23 vs. Washington Nationals (SS), Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

@ Atlanta Braves (SS), Disney, 1:05 p.m.

Mon., March 24 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

Tue., March 25 @ Washington Nationals, Viera, 1:05 p.m.

Wed., March 26 @ Houston Astros, Kissimmee, 6:05 p.m.

Thurs., March 27 vs. Washington Nationals, Port St. Lucie, 12:10 p.m.

Fri., March 28 @ Toronto Blue Jays, Montreal, 7:05 p.m.

Sat., March 29 @ Toronto Blue Jays, Montreal, 1:05 p.m.

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Pitchers and catchers report; 58 players expected in camp

Mets pitchers and catchers are officially required to report to camp by the end of day Monday. Position players, by Saturday.

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Here’s a list of the 58 players expected at Port St. Lucie, Fla., listed by uniform number:

1. Jordany Valdespin, if/of
2. Justin Turner, if/of
3. Omar Quintanilla, ss
4. Collin Cowgill, of
5. David Wright, 3b
6. Marlon Byrd, of
9. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of
11. Ruben Tejada, ss
12. Brandon Hicks, if
15. Travid d’Arnaud, c
16. Brian Bixler, if/of
19. Zach Lutz, if/of
20. Anthony Recker, c
21. Lucas Duda, lf
22. Landon Powell, c
23. Mike Baxter, of
27. Jeurys Familia, rhp
28. Daniel Murphy, 2b
29. Ike Davis, 1b
30. LaTroy Hawkins, rhp
32. Jenrry Mejia, rhp
33. Matt Harvey, rhp
34. Brandon Lyon, rhp
35. Dillon Gee, rhp
36. Collin McHugh, rhp
38. Shaun Marcum, rhp
39. Bobby Parnell, rhp
40. Tim Byrdak, lhp
44. John Buck, c
46. Greg Burke, rhp
47. Aaron Laffey, lhp
48. Frank Francisco, rhp
49. Jonathon Niese, lhp
50. Scott Atchison, rhp
52. Carlos Torres, rhp
53. Jeremy Hefner, rhp
55. Pedro Feliciano, lhp
56. Scott Rice, lhp
57. Johan Santana, lhp
58. Cesar Puello, of
60. Darin Gorski, lhp
61. Wilmer Flores, 3b/2b
62. Elvin Ramirez, rhp
63. Juan Lagares, of
64. Reese Havens, 2b
65. Zack Wheeler, rhp
66. Josh Edgin, lhp
67. Hansel Robles, rhp
68. Matt den Dekker, cf
70. Wilfredo Tovar, ss
71. Gonzalez German, rhp
72. Juan Centeno, c
73. Robert Carson, lhp
74. Rafael Montero, rhp
75. Cory Mazzoni, rhp
76. Josh Satin, if
77. Andrew Brown, of
80. Jamie Hoffmann, of

Mets to play two nationally televised Spring Training games

ESPN just released its Spring Training broadcast schedule. You can view the Mets:

  • Tues., March 26 vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m.
  • Thurs., March 28 @ Nationals, 1 p.m.

Only 12 days left until pitchers and catchers officially report to Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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Spring Training report dates set

Finally, some exciting news for Mets fans. The team announced today that the Spring Training report date is Tuesday, Feb. 15 for pitchers and catchers, and Saturday, Feb. 19 for everyone else. The first pitcher/catcher workout will take place on Feb. 17, the first full-squad workout on Feb. 21.

wrightautographs.jpgIf you’ve never been down to Port St. Lucie for Spring Training, some advice: games are fun, and come highly recommended. But if you want to get up and close with the players, consider heading down for one of the first couple weeks before the games start. Players move from field to field doing drills, often stopping at the sidelines to sign autographs and chat with fans.

The first game, by the way, is Feb. 26 at Digital Domain Park.

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Mets announce Spring Training schedule

Tickets are already on sale at Mets.com. Here’s the full schedule (home games in bold):

February
26 Atlanta Braves at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
27 University of Michigan at Port St. Lucie, 12:10 p.m. (split squad)
27 Atlanta Braves at Disney, 1:05 p.m. (split squad)
28 Washington Nationals at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.

March
1 Washington Nationals at Viera, 1:05 p.m.
2 St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
3 St. Louis Cardinals at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
4 Florida Marlins at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
5 Atlanta Braves at Disney, 1:05 p.m.
6 Boston Red Sox at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
7 Detroit Tigers at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
8 Washington Nationals at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. (split squad)

8 Houston Astros at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. (split squad)
9 Houston Astros at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
10 Florida Marlins at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. (split squad)
10 Washington Nationals at Viera, 1:05 p.m. (split squad)
11 Florida Marlins at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
12 Atlanta Braves at Disney, 1:05 p.m.
13 St. Louis Cardinals at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
14 OFF
15 Washington Nationals at Port St. Lucie, 7:10 p.m.
16 Minnesota Twins at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.
17 Boston Red Sox at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m.
18 Atlanta Braves at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
19 Washington Nationals at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. (split squad)
19 Atlanta Braves at Disney, 1:05 p.m. (split squad)
20 Florida Marlins at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
21 Atlanta Braves at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
22 Detroit Tigers at Lakeland, 1:05 p.m.
23 St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
24 St. Louis Cardinals at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
25 Florida Marlins at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
26 Atlanta Braves at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
27 St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m.
28 Florida Marlins at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m.
29 Washington Nationals at Viera, 1:05 p.m.
30 Florida Marlins at Port St. Lucie, 12:10 p.m.

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