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Mets Morning News: Where will Wheeler wind up?

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

After his second outing of the spring, the Mets still haven’t revealed—or decided—how they intend to use Zack Wheeler once the season rolls around.

Curtis Granderson explained how he’s approaching playing center field at 36 years old.

Yoenis Cespedes penned a piece for the Players’ Tribune titled “Finally at Home,” detailing his happiness and comfort level as the team’s star.

Terry Collins warned fans not to expect to see David Wright play another Grapefruit League game this year as the third baseman focuses on his rehab.

In Wright’s absence, Jose Reyes will take his place at third . broke down five potential options to back Reyes up in the meantime.

Around the NL East

Mike Foltynewicz appears to have locked up the Braves’ fifth starter spot.

Marlins second baseman Martin Prado tweaked his hamstring during the World Baseball Classic.

The Phillies pitching staff held the Orioles hitless for 25 outs yesterday. Michael Mariot then allowed consecutive hits—a single and a homer—as the teams tied, 2-2.

Nationals ace Max Scherzer likely won’t be ready for Opening Day.

Around the Majors

Team USA has a big showdown with Puerto Rico in the WBC tonight.

Yikes: Here’s how the Yankees can sign Bryce Harper and save money in the process.

Grant Brisbee thinks Jeff Samardzija might be baseball’s most predictable pitcher.

Yesterday at AA

After he pulled a hamstring while playing for Italy in the WBC, Brandon Nimmo received positive news regarding his status.

Gary Carter comes in at No. 17 on our list of the Mets’ all-time home run leaders.

This Date in Mets History

In 2000, the Mets signed Timo Perez, who became a fan favorite over four years as a Met. It’s also Vance Wilson’s 40th birthday.