The Mets would be happy to sign Royals free agent Ben Zobrist, a versatile infielder with a good bat, but the market might be too strong.
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Outfielder Juan Lagares participated in a couple of winter games over the weekend, going 1-for-6 with one RBI.
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Wilmer Flores was hit by a pitch while playing for Margarita in his native Venezuela on Thursday. He has not appeared in a game since. However, Flores merely is day to day after getting struck on the left calf, according to a Venezuelan media report.
Former Mets catcher Anthony Recker, who was removed from the 40-man roster on Nov. 6, will go to spring training with the Indians.
An attorney for Jose Reyes entered a not guilty plea for the Rockies shortstop Tuesday in a Maui court. He was charged with abuse of a family or household member after an incident in Hawaii.
The Mets have signed right-hander Stolmy Pimentel to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league camp for spring training.
Armed and dangerous in Queens
The Mets are the team to beat in the NL East because they have the best starting pitching in baseball, writes Jim Bowden. Still, there are areas in need of an upgrade. MLB status check (Insider)
The New York Mets will open their Grapefruit League schedule March 3 against Washington.
Jeurys Familia ranks among game's best
Forget what happened in the World Series when it comes to the Mets' closer. Familia's breakout season in 2015 is evidence of what the 26-year-old is capable of with his excellent sinker. Olney: Top 10 relievers (Insider)
Should the Mets go after Gonzalez?
New York needs to add power to its lineup next season with Yoenis Cespedes departing as a free agent. Enter Carlos Gonzalez, whose 40-homer bat could likely be had if the Mets deal two high-end youngsters to Colorado. Bowden: Trades I'd like to see (Insider)
Mets duo ranked among elite
Buster Olney includes both Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey among his top-10 major league starters going into next season. Top starters (Insider)
Outfielder Brandon Nimmo and right-handers Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Jeff Walters were added to the Mets' roster, which now has 39 players.
Advantage Mets in shot at revenge
History will be on New York's side when it faces its World Series opponent, Kansas City, on Opening Day in 2016. The Mets are 16 games above .500 in openers, while the Royals are 15 games below.
Yoenis Cespedes' representatives are going all out in their approach to selling the free-agent outfielder, highlighted by a book they're distributing about the impact he can have on a team.
With the shortstop due a raise, the Mets appear likely to non-tender Ruben Tejada, while keeping Jenrry Mejia could be a cheap boost for the bullpen.
The Mets will be looking to add some of their prospects, like OF Brandon Nimmo, to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.
Yoenis Cespedes garnered the most attention of any Met in the MVP voting, despite being on the team for just two months.
The Royals and Mets will anchor a Sunday tripleheader to open the 2016 MLB season on April 3.
The Cubs have claimed left-handed reliever Jack Leathersich, who underwent Tommy John surgery on July 30, off waivers from the New York Mets.
The Mets will open their 2016 season with a World Series rematch against the Royals in Kansas City, in prime time.
Pitcher Zack Wheeler seems like an extra piece at this point, but the Mets know they'll likely need him at some point next season.
Comparable raises for players in Addison Reed's arbitration situation are in the $1 million range.