The Mets have talked with two MLB teams about trading Jed Lowrie.
The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers have inquired with the Mets about the utility INF, SNY's Andy Martino reported Wednesday.
Lowrie, 35, was an All-Star in 2018 with the A's, who Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle first noted are interested in another reunion.
"That is a deal that absolutely makes sense to me," one major-league executive told Slusser. "I know the Mets are in salary-dump mode, though, so I don't know how much Oakland would have to take on, but Jed always seems to be a great fit there."
Lowrie played in nine games with the Mets in 2019, not recording a hit while walking once and striking out four times.
He missed most of his first season with the Mets due to multiple injuries before returning Sept. 7 against the Philadelphia Phillies.
"I'm feeling better and I'm just excited to be back and do whatever I can to help this team win," Lowrie said. "That's what it's all about."
Prior to the return, Lowrie went through an unsuccessful rehab stint earlier in the spring. After three months, he resumed his comeback attempt in August, going from High-A St. Lucie to Triple-A Syracuse before getting reactivated.
Lowrie slashed .267/.353/.448 with 23 home runs and 99 RBI in Oakland as an All-Star for 2018, the third year of his 2016-18 run. He first played for the A's from 2013-14 before spending 2015 with the Houston Astros.
"I think our plan still has the same core focus," general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Tuesday. "We want to create depth in our starting rotation, we want to create depth in the bullpen, but we also want to rely on the good players that we have. We have a core group of players from Wilson Ramos behind the plate, Pete Alonso at first, (Robinson) Cano at second, Amed Rosario at short, Jeff McNeil at third with Jed Lowrie as a utility infielder. Michael Conforto, J.D. Davis, Brandon Nimmo and Yoenis Cespedes in the outfield is a pretty good group, with Jake Marisnick playing elite defense. I think we like our club."