Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard will pitch the second game of the season against the Kansas City Royals, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert.
However, Mets manager Terry Collins said on Monday that Syndergaard's appearance during the game might come in relief.
The Mets have three days off during the first week of the season, which could mean "piggy-backing" starting pitchers during the second game against the Royals, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN.
Matt Harvey has already been named the team's opening day starter.
Syndergaard and the Royals have a history. In Game 3 of the World Series last year, Syndergaard's first pitch of the game was a 98 mph fastball by the head of Alcides Escobar, which upset the Royals. After the game, Syndergaard defended his pitch, saying, "If they have a problem with me throwing inside, they can meet me 60 feet, 6 inches away."
Syndergaard went 9-7 with a 3.24 ERA in 24 starts last year, striking out 166 batters in 150 innings.