The Mets continue to look at free-agent OF Dexter Fowler, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney (Dec. 2, 3:15 pm).
In early November, Newsday's Marc Carig said the Mets planned to target Fowler and fellow free-agent outfielders Denard Span and Gerardo Parra, either to platoon with Juan Lagares or take over the starting job (Nov. 7, 2015).
Fowler, 29, hit .250 with 17 HR, 46 RBI and 20 stolen bases last season for the Cubs. In eight big-league seasons, he's a career .267 hitter with a .363 OBP and at least 10 stolen bases every season.
He is a career .303 hitter against left-handed pitching, while batting .252 against rigties. In the event the Mets go with a platoon for Lagares, they're reportedly looking to acquire a batter who hits best against right-handed pitchers.
Fowler is expected to eventually get a four-year deal worth between $12-15 million a season and he will cost a draft pick after rejecting a qualifying offer from the Cubs.