It looks like the Mets will have a new starting rotation. John Maine now will follow Johan Santana, and Jon Niese will be No. 3. Mike Pelfrey and Oliver Perez secure the final two spots.
The Mets have optioned Fernando Martinez to Triple-A Buffalo, according to the New York Daily News.
They also claimed relief pitcher Manny Acosta off waivers. He was released by the Braves and will likely start the season in the minors.
David Wright, Jason Bay and Chris Carter, who has a better shot of making the roster now that Daniel Murphy is out, all showed some power against the Marlins today as the Mets beat them 6-3. Nelson Figueroa pitched three scoreless innings.