News: In case you missed it…

Daisuke Matsuzaka will remain with the Mets after the team agreed to pay him $100,000 to not opt out of his current minor-league deal, leaving open the possibility that Jenrry Mejia will win the final rotation spot >> Read more at ESPN and MLB.com.


Sandy Alderson hinted that Juan Lagares may be the starting center fielder >> Read more at ESPN.


Frank Viola will have open heart surgery next week. Tom Signore will take over as pitching coach in Las Vegas until Viola is ready to return.


Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will both be on the Opening Day roster, GM Sandy Alderson said on Tuesday, though he didn’t say who will be the Opening Day first baseman.


Matt Harvey will do his rehab with the team in New York during homestands and work at their spring training complex in Port St. Lucie when the Mets are on the road, GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday >> Read more at MetsBlog.