Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to pitch in a rehab game early next week.
Matsuzaka only stepped onto a mound this past week, so his move to a rehab assignment seems a little hasty. Of course, what are they going to do...ruin him? He's Dice-K. He's already fairly close to that anyway. Should he not suffer any setbacks, he could be back on the hill for the Mets within two to three weeks.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Miguel Castro will open the season in the majors.
Castro flew under the radar in the minors last season, but is making the rare jump from A-Ball to the majors. This is thanks to his (likely) temporary move to the bullpen for the Spring, which enabled his stuff to tick up a bit in shorter outings. He's likely next in line to receive saves should Brett Cecil fail, and the 20-year old is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Ben Diamond