Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Mets' Niese to start opening day; Santana to open on DL

The SportsXchange

New York Mets starter Johan Santana will open the season on the disabled list, manager Terry Collins announced Thursday.

Collins followed that by officially naming lefty Jon Niese to start opening day.

Santana hasn't appeared in a game this spring, as he continues to build arm strength. Neise, 26, posted a 3.40 ERA in 30 starts last season. This will be his first career opening day assignment.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NFL $350K Baller [$50K to 1st] 5429/39773 $10 $350000 Sunday 1:00 PM Enter
NBA $15K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 645/3410 $5 $15000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NBA $10K Tournament [$1K to 1st] 63/454 $25 $10000 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (0)