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By The Sports Xchange March 29, 2013 6:20 PM
Scott Rice, a first-round pick in1999 who spent the next 14 years in the minors, earned a spot on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster. Rice, 31, is on a major-league roster for the first time. The left-hander will work out of the bullpen after he compiled a 3.18 ERA in 11 innings of work in the spring. Rice, 31, had a 4.40 ERA for the Dodgers' Triple-A team last season.