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Morning Briefing: Now it's Jacob deGrom's turn

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A day after Matt Harvey made his 2016 Grapefruit League debut, Jacob deGrom now makes his first appearance for the New York Mets.

DeGrom opposes right-hander Ivan Nova as the New York Yankees visit Port St. Lucie for a 1:10 p.m. ET game on Wednesday (SNY/WOR).

Curtis Granderson also is expected to appear in his first spring-training game after dealing with an eye infection for the past week.

David Wright, along with Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson, are due to be away from camp on Wednesday. They plan to attend an afternoon memorial service at Citi Field for Shannon Forde, the Mets’ media relations official, who passed away Friday after a battle with breast cancer.

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