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LHP Scott Rice knows he can't take anything for granted.

Rice spent 14 seasons in the minor leagues, including three seasons in independent ball, before finally making the Mets roster out of Spring Training in 2013.

"Sure, I have a little more confidence, a sense of knowing I can pitch at this level," Rice said (Ackert). "But I feel the same going into this spring training as I have every year before."

The 31-year-old pitched in 73 games for the Mets last year, posting a 3.71 ERA and 1.353 WHIP over 51 innings (Stats). He hit the disabled list with a sports hernia in early September, which required surgery to repair.

Rice will likely be the second lefty in the bullpen, along with Josh Edgin.

Read more: New York Daily News

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