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• Former closer Frank Francisco (right elbow inflammation) will throw two innings in a Minor League rehab game either Wednesday or Thursday, then take a day off before attempting to pitch in back-to-back games. Not until he completes that progression will the Mets consider activating him.

• Mets manager Terry Collins said that left-hander Pedro Feliciano, who was sidelined last week with a bout of food poisoning, saw his velocity increase from the low- to mid-80s over the month of April. The Mets left Feliciano back in Florida when they broke camp last month, instructing him to work on increasing his arm strength.

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Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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