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Free-agent relievers Joel Hanrahan and Ryan Madson are available, working their way back, have experience as closers and could be possible fits for the Mets (Heyman ( Apr. 2).

Kyle Farnsworth will join the Mets late Wednesday afternoon, replacing Bobby Parnell, who has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. Parnell is expected to rest and miss at least two weeks before starting a throwing program.

According to reports, Hanrahan had been planning to hold a showcase for interested teams in late March, but no subsequent reports indicate if that ever happened. He had been hitting 90-92 mph during his rehab from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery (Rosenthal (FoxSports) Mar. 14), which is still shy of the mid-90s fastball he featured prior to having season-ending surgery in May last year.

Madson had been looking to sign a a major league deal (Zolecki ( Feb. 14) following positive reports from offseason throwing session for interest teams.

The Red Sox, Tigers, Phillies, Orioles and Yankees were all rumored to be seeking back-of-the-bullpen relief pitchers toward the end of Spring Training.

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