Matt Harvey will make his Spring Training debut when he starts against the Braves on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m., manager Mickey Callaway said on Monday.
Harvey returned from Thoracic Outlet surgery last season, and also dealt with an injury to his scapula that kept him out of action from June 15 to Sept. 2.
Zack Wheeler will enter the game after Harvey.
Wheeler made his first start of Spring Training on Friday, so having him pitch Wednesday keeps him on an every-fifth-day schedule.
He struck out two while working around a leadoff single in his only inning of work on Friday as his fastball sat between 94 and 97 MPH. He threw 15 pitches -- 10 for strikes.
There was a report last week that the Mets planned to open the season with Wheeler in the bullpen, but Callaway said shortly after that Wheeler is definitely a starting pitcher.
Despite Callaway's insistence that Wheeler remains a starting pitcher in the Mets' eyes, their starting rotation (if everyone remains healthy) seems full.
Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, and Jason Vargas are locks, with Harvey and Steven Matz expected to take the last two spots. Callaway said last week that the team does not expect to use a six-man rotation, which would seemingly mean Wheeler heading to the bullpen.