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• At the request of Gigantes, his winter ball team, right-hander Jeurys Familia will start games this winter in the Dominican Republic rather than work out of the bullpen. Utilityman Jordany Valdespin will play at second base instead of the outfield for his Dominican team.

• The Mets are kicking around the idea of playing two exhibition games in Las Vegas next March before the start of the regular season. Collins hatched the idea, which would have the Mets play at their new Triple-A park in Vegas before opening their regular-season schedule at home on April 1.

• At the request of Gigantes, his winter ball team, right-hander Jeurys Familia will start games this winter in the Dominican Republic rather than work out of the bullpen. Utilityman Jordany Valdespin will play at second base instead of the outfield for his Dominican team.

• The Mets are kicking around the idea of playing two exhibition games in Las Vegas next March before the start of the regular season. Collins hatched the idea, which would have the Mets play at their new Triple-A park in Vegas before opening their regular-season schedule at home on April 1.