PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Zack Wheeler and Jon Niese will start Tuesday's Mets intrasquad game at Tradition Field, an annual event in advance of Wednesday's Grapefruit League opener. Tuesday's scrimmage will begin at 12 p.m. ET, with tickets available at the gate for $6. All proceeds go to charity.
Niese is set to anchor a "Team Blue" pitching staff that also includes Rafael Montero, Carlos Torres, Vic Black and Sean Gilmartin, a Rule 5 Draft pick trying to win a spot at the back end of New York's bullpen. Wheeler will lead a "Team Orange" staff that includes Buddy Carlyle, Jeurys Familia and closer Jenrry Mejia.