The Mets play at Washington, Thursday (5:05 p.m.), with Bartolo Colon getting the start.
Colon, whom the Mets hoped to trade in the offseason, is under consideration to be the Opening Day starter.
The 41-year-old Colon won 15 games last season with the Mets and logged 202.1 innings. Colon averages 216 innings pitched during his 17-year career.
Colon has pitched for nine teams in his career, which began in 1997 with Cleveland. He also pitched for Montreal, the White Sox (two stints), the Angels, Boston, the Yankees, Oakland and the Mets.
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