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Friday, March 29, 2013

Mets News: Burke and Familia will be on the Opening Day Roster

Submariner Greg Burke and right-hander Jeurys Familia both have made the Opening Day roster, sources told ESPNNewYork.com.

Assuming the Mets proceed with carrying two left-handers in the bullpen, that suggests the Mets will have eight relievers to open the season: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Burke and Familia as well as Robert Carson or Scott Rice.

Carson is on the 40-man roster and presumably has the advantage.

The Mets would then need to shed a bullpen piece when Shaun Marcum would be activated from the DL to make the Game 6 start.

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