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Monday, February 3, 2014
Source: Mets still pursuing closer type

By Adam Rubin

The Mets have allotted dollars to add a closer type, according to a source unaffiliated with the club.

The source believed Fernando Rodney may be No. 1 on the team's target list, while also not discounting Kevin Gregg, Ryan Madson or Joel Hanrahan is imported instead.

The pursuit is irrespective of the signing of Kyle Farnsworth to a minor-league deal Monday.

Bobby Parnell has expressed confidence in his ability to bounce back from surgery to repair a herniated disk, but there is little safety net right now, with Vic Black perhaps the most viable internal alternative as closer.