New York Mets Announce Final 25-Man Roster

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Sep 26, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on the field with mascot Mr. Met before a game against the Houston Astros at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

With Opening Day on Monday, the New York Mets announced their final 25-man roster and starting lineup for the game against the Washington Nationals Monday. The Mets took an unconventional route in naming their final roster, as they kept an extra pitcher at the expense of a bench player.

That 25-man roster is bound to change sooner than later though, as pitchers Vic Black and Bobby Parnell will have spots in the bullpen upon their return from the DL. They will be joining Josh Edgin and Zack Wheeler, who are both out for the season because of Tommy John surgery. Black and Parnell both pitched in a minor league game Saturday, as they progress on their return off the DL. Black could be back the second week of the season, while Parnell should be back within a few weeks.

The Mets will be looking to snap a streak of six straight losing seasons in 2015. If Spring Training is to be used as any barometer for the upcoming season, the Mets look like they are ready to snap that streak, as they finished 18-12-1 on the back of one of the best offenses in the spring.

So what does the Mets final 25-man roster and Opening Day lineup look like? Click below to start the slideshow and find out!

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