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C Travis d'Arnaud has been working with former Mets star Mike Piazza, who is in camp for one week as a special instructor. D'Arnaud, a Southern California native, said it was "a dream" to work with Piazza, whom he grew up idolizing as a member of the Dodgers.

RHP Noah Syndergaard passed what manager Terry Collins called "a big test" when he threw two shutout innings Monday against the Atlanta Braves. The outing was Syndergaard's first against Major League competition. He will likely begin this season at Triple-A Las Vegas before making his Major League debut in June.

2B Wilmer Flores played shortstop Tuesday for the first time in a spring game. Though the Mets will likely use Flores mostly at second base this season, they are experimenting with him at short due to their weakness at the position. The Venezuelan native came up as a natural shortstop, but his size and lack of range eventually forced him off the position.

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