John Lannan officially is on the 40-man roster.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Left-hander John Lannan officially is on the Opening Day roster ... as a reliever.
Lannan, originally signed on a minor-league contract, was added to the 40-man roster Thursday as the Mets prepared to break camp and depart for Montreal for a pair of exhibition games against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Lannan began the transition to relief this week. All 148 of his career major-league appearances have been as a starting pitcher. He had a 4.91 Grapefruit League ERA.