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Lindstrom comes out firing

Lindstrom is leaving his mark.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Pedro Martinez finally threw off a mound on Tuesday; that was big news. But in an unheralded session on the back fields of the Mets' complex, Matt Lindstrom was also ready to get back in action.

Lindstrom, 26, was cleared to climb a hill for the first time this year, making his way back after suffering a stress fracture in the humerus bone of his pitching arm last season. And while Pedro continues to fiddle with his modified Nike cleat, looking for the perfect combination that could get him on the mound at Shea Stadium for Opening Day, Lindstrom is pleased to report that all systems are... Recommended Stories