Here’s the Mets lineup against Washington for today’s exhibition opener. The note next to the player’s name is his expected Opening Day role:
Alejandro De Aza, DH: Role player. Mets say they aren’t shopping him.
Michael Conforto, LF: Opening Day starter in left. Batting third might not be a bad spot for him.
Wilmer Flores, 3B: Backup at all four infield positions.
Kevin Plawecki, C: Backup catcher.
Marc Krauss, 1B: Minor leagues.
Eric Campbell, RF: Minor leagues.
Ruben Tejada, SS: Bench player.
Dilson Herrara, 2B: If he makes the team it will be off the bench.
Rafael Montero, RHP: Starter in minor leagues.