The Mets are reportedly unlikely to acquire second baseman Josh Harrison from the Pirates via trade, according to the New York Post's Mike Puma.
New York was among several teams, including the Yankees and Blue Jays, who contacted Pittsburgh about the 30-year-old second baseman, however the lack of depth in the Mets' farm system would reduce their changes of landing a second baseman via trade, according to Puma. Such issues have also presented issues in a possible trade that would involve Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen.
Harrison had a .272/.339/.432 batting line with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs last season as he made the All-Star Game for the second time in his seven-year career. Since debuting in 2011, Harrison has a .281/.321/.414 batting line with 44 home runs and 232 RBIs in 745 games.
He is in the final year of a four-year, $27.3 million deal that contains team options for 2019 and 2020.
The Mets had previously inquired about Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis and showed interest in Ian Kinsler before the Tigers traded him to the Angels. New York has also considered free agent Howie Kendrick as a "potential fit," according to Puma.