Dillon Gee appears headed for his first career Opening Day start.

Gee is due to face the Minnesota Twins on Friday in Fort Myers.

Ten days later -- or two full turns of the rotation -- is March 31. That's Opening Day against the Washington Nationals.

Mets insiders acknowledged that is the current plan, but insist it is not cemented yet.

Gee went 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA against the Nats last season.

Overall, he had career highs in innings (199), starts (32), complete games (two), strikeouts (142) and ERA (3.62) in 2013.