The Mets finally received good news on the injury front as relievers Frank Francisco and Tim Byrdak, and center fielder Andres Torres are all expected to be at Citi Field instead of the disabled list on Opening Day.
Francisco took a cortisone injection to his sore left knee Sunday, and after throwing off the mound this morning pronounced himself ready.
Byrdak underwent left knee surgery March 13 and is scheduled to pitch today against the Yankees.
Andres Torres sustained a strained left calf March 20 and was in the starting lineup today.
Relievers Pedro Beato (shoulder) and D.J. Carrasco (ankle) will be on the disabled list to start the season.
Today’s lineup, with the exception of pitcher Mike Pelfrey, is the projected starting lineup for Opening Day.
Andres Torres, cf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Jason Bay, lf
Lucas Duda, rf
Josh Thole, c
Ruben Tejada, ss