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Opening Day Roster Set

The Mets will play their final spring training game this afternoon against the Devil Rays at Tropicana Field before flying to St. Louis to begin the regular season tomorrow night. After much hemming and hawing, the active roster is finally set.

Starting Pitchers

Tom Glavine, LHP
Orlando Hernandez, RHP
John Maine, RHP
Oliver Perez, LHP

Starting Lineup

Paul Lo Duca, C
Carlos Delgado, 1B
Jose Valentin, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Jose Reyes, SS
Moises Alou, LF
Carlos Beltran, CF
Shawn Green, RF


Billy Wagner, LHP
Aaron Heilman, RHP
Pedro Feliciano, LHP
Joe Smith, RHP
Scott Shoeneweis, LHP
Ambiorix Burgos, RHP
Aaron Sele, RHP


Endy Chavez, OF
Julio Franco, 1B
Ramon Castro, C
Damion Easley, IF
David Newhan, OF
Lastings Milledge, OF

Burgos and Milledge were somewhat surprise additions to the big club, while Chan Ho Park was one of the last demotions to Triple-A New Orleans.