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Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Dice-K Is Up, First Base Situation And Chris Young

The Mets made a pitching change on Wednesday, calling up right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas and sending down left-hander John Lannan to make room.

04/16/2014

Mets reliever John Lannan reacts as Anthony Rendon of the Nationals rounds third in the 10th inning during Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Bring Up Daisuke Matsuzaka, Send Down John Lannan

Matsuzaka’s contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.

04/16/2014

Ike Davis (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Alderson Confirms Ike Davis, Lucas Duda Will Be On Mets’ Opening Day Roster

It remains to be seen who will win the job, but general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed on Tuesday that both power hitters will be on the Opening Day roster.

03/25/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Dice-K Allows 1 Run In 6 Frames, Makes Case For 5th Spot In Mets’ Rotation

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run over six innings in his bid to become the Mets’ fifth starter, helping New York beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Monday.

03/24/2014

Mets' tweet (Credit: Twitter/@Mets)

Mets Tweet ‘Dice-KKK,’ Then Delete It And Say It Was ‘Unintended’

The Mets’ Twitter account tweeted the following: “Dice-KKK off to a quick start. He strikes out the side in the 1st inning. #NYMvsSTL”

03/24/2014

The Mets’ Eric Campbell, right, is congratulated by third base coach Tim Teufel after hitting a home run against the Detroit Tigers during a spring training game at Tradition Field on March 18, 2014, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Longshot Campbell Makes Impression On Collins As Mets Edge Tigers

Eric Campbell had a double, homer and two runs scored in the Mets’ 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.

03/18/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Makes Yet Another Case For No. 5 Spot, Mets Edge Nationals

Daisuke Matsuzaka and Ross Detwiler stated their cases for jobs as No. 5 starters as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on Thursday.

03/14/2014

Dan Warthen (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Mets’ Niese Scolds Reporters After Warthen Apologizes For Slur

General manager Sandy Alderson also apologized for Warthen’s “insensitive remarks” — the slur was once commonly used to disparage Chinese immigrants — on behalf of the franchise.

03/13/2014

Mets third baseman David Wright (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ Wright Goes Hitless In Spring Debut, Says He’s Just Getting ‘In The Flow’

David Wright said making his spring training debut wasn’t exactly like getting back on a bike, but the New York Mets captain was happy to be back on the field.

03/07/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Collins: Dice-K, Lannan Are ‘Leading Guys’ For 5th Spot In Mets’ Rotation

Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler are sure things. As for the fifth and final spot? That is coming down to a competition in camp.

03/03/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka of the New York Mets throws the ball against the St Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 2, 2014 in Jupiter, Fla. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Impresses Collins During Mets’ Loss To Cardinals

Matt Holliday doubled in both at-bats and drove in two runs Sunday for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 7-1 win over the New York Mets.

03/03/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson On Yanks: ‘We Each Signed Japanese Pitchers This Week’

“We each signed Japanese pitchers this week,” Alderson said. “They’re paying $155 million and we’re paying our guy month to month.”

01/26/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Mets Re-Sign Daisuke Matsuzaka To Minor-League Deal

Matsuzaka was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA for the Mets last year after going 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts for Cleveland’s Triple-A team at Columbus.

01/24/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Paying Attention Yankees? Japanese Star Tanaka Wants A Shot In The Bigs

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go.

12/17/2013

LaTroy Hawkins (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Kallet: Who Stays And Who Goes? Breaking Down The Mets’ Free Agents

The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.

11/04/2013

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