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1) Bartolo Colon hit a home run in batting practice Monday. >> Read more at MLB.com.



2) Former Mets assistant GM and current Cleveland Browns executive Paul DePodesta talks with Ben Badler about his transition from the Mets to running an NFL team. >> Read more at Baseball America.

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IF Juan Uribe agreed to terms with the Indians on Friday on a one-year deal worth $5 million (Feb. 19).

Uribe, 36, had been acquired by the Mets last July along with Kelly Johnson in exchange for minor league RHPs John Gant and Rob Whalen.

He hit .219 with a .301 OBP and .430 SLG in 44 games with the Mets after the trade.

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Reliever Bobby Parnell is expected to come off the disabled list in mid-April (Rubin, March 28).

The Mets had been pointing to May 1 as an estimated return date for Parnell, who had Tommy John surgery last April. The righthander will begin the season on the disabled list.

Parnell faced opposing hitters for the first time since the surgery on Wednesday, when he threw 17 pitches against the Marlins' Triple-A team. He is expected to throw a minor league side session Sunday.

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1) Matt Harvey will pitch in one of the team's?first five regular-season games, but Collins isn't sure if Harvey will pitch the home opener against the Phillies April 13. The Mets open the season on the road at Washington and Atlanta.

2) Harvey will be used the same way the Cardinals used Adam Wainwright in 2012, when Wainwright pitched 198 2/3 innings after missing the 2011 season after Tommy John surgery (which Harvey had in 2013 and forced him to miss last season).

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Last season Bobby Parnell set a franchise rookie record for appearances with 68.? No one would have expected Parnell to be in (AAA) Buffalo as the calendar turns to June.? In Adam Rubin's Farm Report, on ESPNNY, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen talks about how close Parnell is to being back up in New York:

?He?s (Parnell) making great progress.? I talked to Ricky Bones (Buffalo pitching coach) and Ken Oberkfell (Buffalo manager) yesterday. They?re recommending either Acosta or him right now if we need somebody at any time in the near future. So Bobby has really stepped it up over the last couple of weeks and found a formula where he?s able to find the same release point on all of his pitches.?
Parnell talks about what he has been working on in Buffalo:

?They said they wanted me to work on my slider, my secondary stuff. I?ve been working on it. I?m comfortable with it. Even in spring training I was comfortable with it. I think I spent too much time working on my cutter that never really developed and got away from my slider. I feel like I?m in a position now where I can compete wherever they sent me. I?m here biding my time, I guess, trying to get better each outing."
Here is a look at how Parnell has progressed this season, especially with the increased K/rate and the decreased BB/rate:

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  • Jerry Manuel believes that if OF Nick Evans can increase his versatility than it's perfectly justifiable for him to make the team, writes David Lennon in Newsday. He added a triple and scored the only run in yesterday's 12-1 loss to the Braves.
  • Over at the New York Post, Bart Hubbuch says the Mets are leaning towards going with RHP Bobby Parnell in the bullpen because he can pitch effectively to righties and lefties.
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