The Mets have interest in free agent RHP Doug Fister, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.
Fister is still seeking a major league deal, says Heyman, who speculates it's 'a little too late' for that.
The 33-year-old Fister, who did not pitch during Spring Training, had a 4.64 ERA (4.75 FIP) and 1.42 WHIP while striking out 115 batters in 180 1/3 innings (32 starts) for the Astros last season.
Fister has posted a 3.60 ERA (3.78 FIP) and 1.24 WHIP in eight seasons split with the Mariners, Tigers, Nationals, and Astros.
The Mets are currently without Steven Matz (who they hope will return soon from a flexor tendon-related issue) and Seth Lugo (partially torn UCL).
Lugo is expected to begin a throwing program in roughly two weeks, the results of which will determine whether he'll be able to avoid Tommy John surgery.
After Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Robert Gsellman, the next starting pitcher options for the Mets would likely be Rafael Montero (currently in the bullpen) and Sean Gilmartin (currently with Triple-A Las Vegas).