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The Mets looked in to acquiring utility infielder Emilio Bonfacio, Sandy Alderson told a group of season-ticket holders at Citi Field on Thursday.

However, according to Alderson, the team did not pursue him because he was designated for assignment and would need to be acquired by trade and he hasn't played shortstop since 2011.

Bonifacio, 28, hit .285 with a .352 OBP in 42 games after being acquired by Kansas City this past summer.

He will earn $3.5 million in 2014, after which he can be a free agent.

The Royals have until the end of this week to trade or release him.

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