The Mets are considering adding free-agent P John Smoltz to their rotation, according to the New York Daily News.
A source told the newspaper that the 42-year-old righthander is "in the pool" of pitchers the team is interested in signing.
Smoltz went 2-5 with an 8.32 ERA in eight starts for the Red Sox last season before being released. He found new life after signing with the Cardinals, however, posting a 4.26 ERA in seven starts. He struck out 40 in 38 innings with St. Louis.
The Daily News listed free-agent starters Joel Pineiro, Doug Davis and Jon Garland as other possibilities for the Mets. Meanwhile, talks between the team and free-agent catcher Bengie Molina remain stalled.