PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) _ New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza's appeal for his five-game suspension will be heard after Monday's season-opener at Shea Stadium.

Piazza was suspended for charging the mound after Dodgers pitcher Guillermo Mota hit him with a pitch on March 12. He later went into the Dodgers' clubhouse in search of Mota.

Mota had his five-game suspension reduced to four games this week.

Piazza's appeal will be heard by Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, after the Mets play the Chicago Cubs.