New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced the starting pitchers for the first cycle of exhibition games, beginning Friday against Washington.
* Collins praised Wilmer Flores’ off-season conditioning and reiterated he will get a look at shortstop. Wilmer took grounders at shortstop and second Sunday.
* Collins also was complimentary of catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, especially with his off-season potential.
* Zack Wheeler threw batting practice.