No Rodney, but Mets still eye reliever

February, 6, 2014
Feb 6
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Fernando Rodney, who had generated interest from the Mets, signed a two-year, $14 million deal Thursday to become closer for the Seattle Mariners.

Still, the Mets remain in the market for a late-inning reliever. The remaining free agents include Kevin Gregg, Ryan Madson and Joel Hanrahan.

With pitchers and catchers now about a week from reporting and supply remaining, the Mets have renewed hope of landing the late-inning arm on a minor-league deal.

Team insiders were not guaranteeing one more reliever ends up coming on board, but that definitely appears their aim.

Sandy Alderson reportedly told season-ticket holders Thursday night that they would have scouts watching Hanrahan throw, although the reliever will not be ready until May. He underwent Tommy John surgery last May.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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