It appears the Mets may look to the trade market to try to bolster their starting rotation.
They're showing strong interest in Rangers lefty Mike Minor, according to USA Today. But they aren't alone as the Phillies are also interested in the veteran, according to the report.
Minor threw a shutout against the Angels on Tuesday, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out seven. He's allowed just two runs in 23 innings over his last three starts.
The 31-year-old, who has a career 3.93 ERA, is under contract through the 2020 season at $9.5 million per year.
Given Jason Vargas' struggles, it's no surprise the Mets are exploring pitching options. They have spoken to Scott Boras about Dallas Keuchel, who remains a free agent.