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• Despite Collins' recent proclamation that Collin Cowgill would receive the lion's share of playing time in center field, Cowgill was out of the starting lineup Saturday for the second straight game. Collins said he wanted to give outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter their first starts of the season and that Cowgill would return to starting duty soon.

"It's not something that Collin hasn't done," Collins said. "It's just that I've been trying to get these other guys in the lineup."

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• Despite Collins' recent proclamation that Collin Cowgill would receive the lion's share of playing time in center field, Cowgill was out of the starting lineup Saturday for the second straight game. Collins said he wanted to give outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter their first starts of the season and that Cowgill would return to starting duty soon.

"It's not something that Collin hasn't done," Collins said. "It's just that I've been trying to get these other guys in the lineup."

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Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo.

New York Mets, John Buck, Collin Cowgill, Ike Davis, Ruben Tejada