The Mets are reportedly "willing to move" RHP Matt Harvey in search of a relief pitcher, a source told the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said at the MLB Winter Meetings on Sunday the team is looking for value in the relief pitching market and likely would not overpay for a pitcher to bolster its bullpen, and suggested the Mets wouldn't acquire a starting pitcher either as they look to get healthy for 2018.
However, the Mets have spoken with at least two teams about trading Harvey, according to Ackert, and "seemed more willing to move him than [Robert] Gsellman or [Seth] Lugo."
Several teams, SNY's Andy Martino reported in November, had expressed interest in trading for the 28-year-old Harvey, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2018 season.
In his first season back from thoracic outlet syndrome, Harvey went 5-7 with a 6.70 ERA in 19 games (18 starts), as a stress-related right shoulder injury caused him to miss several weeks.
Since debuting in 2012, Harvey is 34-35 with a 3.51 ERA in 101 games (100 starts) as a Met, missing the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery and half of the 2016 season due to TOS.