The Mets are looking for another starting pitcher, but don’t look for a reunion between the club and free-agent right-hander Pedro Martinez.
The New York Daily News, citing an unnamed source "with direct knowledge of the Mets’ thinking," reports Martinez is not an attractive option to the club. The newspaper reports the Mets have the payroll flexibility to bolster the rotation and have held preliminary trade talks with other teams.
Martinez pitched four injury-filled seasons with the Mets, compiling a 32-23 record in 79 games.
In other Mets news, ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin reports general manager Omar Minaya will be in Atlanta to watch the team open a two-game series with Braves on Monday. A team official tells Rubin that Minaya is coming down just to lend support and might not be in Atlanta for long.