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Jim Henderson, Logan Verrett, and Kevin Plawecki make Mets' Opening Day roster

The team has made its final roster decisions ahead of its first game on Sunday night.

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Catcher Kevin Plawecki and right-handed relief pitchers Jim Henderson and Logan Verrett have made the Mets' Opening Day roster. Relievers Erik Goeddel, Sean Gilmartin, and Zack Thornton,  infielder Matt Reynolds, and catcher Johnny Monell have been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 32-year-old Henderson returns to the majors after a nearly-two-year hiatus. He served as the Brewers' closer in 2013 and had a 2.70 ERA with 28 saves in 60 innings that season. But he missed most of 2014 and all of 2015 with a shoulder injury.

Verrett threw 47.2 innings with the Rangers and Mets last year. He had a 3.59 ERA in total, and the highlight of his season was an eight-inning, one-run spot start at Coors Field in August. He will presumably serve as the Mets' long reliever.

The Mets had considered starting Plawecki in Triple-A to give the the 25-year-old more at-bats, but he will remain Travis d'Arnaud's backup. He struggled while filling in for d'Arnaud last season, posting a .563 OPS over 258 major league plate appearances. Early in spring training, manager Terry Collins said Plawecki could start as much as every fourth day behind the plate to give d'Arnaud rest.

Gilmartin returns to Triple-A after a successful rookie season for New York in 2015. A Rule 5 pick, he had a 2.67 ERA over 57.1 innings, including one start. The 25-year-old will work as a starter in Triple-A.  All five optioned players are on New York's 40-man roster and could return if someone on the Mets' roster gets hurt or struggles.